Golden Gate Photo - Dixie National Forest Gallery
Fine Art Photography from Dixie National Forest, Utah.


Dixie National Forest, at almost 2 million acres, is the largest national forest in Utah. The forest lies in the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River. At the lower elevations, the forest consists of sparse, desert-type plants. At the mid-elevations, low-growing pinyon pine and juniper dominate. At the higher elevations, aspen, pine, spruce, and fir are prevalent.

Aspen Forest

Aspen Forest

Near Navajo Lake, this is a close-up of the smooth white trunks of an aspen stand.

Print No. A99-61-11

Yankee Meadows

Yankee Meadows

This summer view was taken from Yankee Meadows, which lies just north of Brian Head and Cedar Breaks National Monument. In the foreground, Bowery Creek carves a meandering path through the meadow. In the background, a stand of aspen are caught by a ray of sunlight passing through the quickly moving clouds.

Print No. A05-9-1

Fall Colors No. 1

Fall Colors No. 1

Taken in September, these aspen in the midst of turning color contrast with the evergreen pines between Panguich Lake and Mammoth Springs at an elevation of about 9,000 feet (2,740 meters).

Print No. A99-61-9

Fall Colors No. 2

Fall Colors No. 2

In the same general vicinity as above, another mixed forest turning color.

Print No. A99-61-8

Forest Hailstorm and Ground Fog

Forest Hailstorm and Ground Fog

The high plateau of the Dixie National Forest is prone to frequent summer thunderstorms. Combined with the high elevation, hailstorms are common. In this case, up to 6 inches (15 cm) of marble-size hail covered portions of the forest. This photo was taken between Cedar Breaks and Navajo Lake at least 2 hours after the storm. As the sun broke through the clouds, the slushy ground developed an eerie ground fog.

Print No. A97SW-39-3

More Images of Hailstorms

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