Dixie National Forest

Dixie National Forest has many 4WD trails. Our truck went places normally visited by off road only type vehicles known as “four wheelers”.






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Beaver Junction to Marysvale scenic back road in Dixie National Forest.


You do need good ground clearance.



Phyllis, Roscoe, and Harpo are visible at right

Brian’s Head Peak 11,307 feet


The area is known for winter recreation and summer mountain biking.


c in some of the pictures.

Lava Field

About 1000-1100 AD there were many lava flows in this area.  There were volcanic eruptions in some other areas in the Intermountain West such as Arizona. One wonders if the change in the Indian Cultures in the Southwest — abandoning their masonry structures at places like Mesa Verde (CO) and Tuzigoot (AZ) — was related to these climate changing events.


Our daughter Felicity (a Lieutenant of Firefighters in Indianapolis) wanted to get a closer look at these lava flows.

Larry sometimes drove the truck into DNF near our base at Ruby’s Inn and took Roscoe and Harpo for a leashless walk. On one of these trips, Larry found this magnificent Bristlecone Pine well off the beaten path. The Bristlecone Pines in nearby Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument were 1500 years old or younger. This one appeared much older than any of those. While certainly not the 4000 plus years of the oldest Bristlecone Pines, it is easy to believe this tree being a seedling before the birth of Jesus Christ.


It is one of the wonders of our travels.