Woods Ranch

Woods Ranch - Cedar Mountain
Woods Ranch

Just 12 miles east of Cedar City along scenic highway SR-14, is the recreation area known as Woods Ranch. The park is designed to be a high country haven for the Iron County residents and their friend’s to enjoy.

Situated in a lush aspen and pine forest, Woods Ranch is a great place to picnic, hike and fish. The trailhead for the 32 mile Virgin River Rim trail is located at Wood’s Ranch. Kid’s Pond, a popular fishing spot for the Southern Utah’s youth is located on the upper section of recreation area. Children 12 and under can fish for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid Utah fishing license.

Woods Ranch has picnic tables, fire rings, restroom facilities, and a volleyball court. Two covered pavilions are available for group gatherings. These pavilions need to be reserved in advance. Overnight camping is not permitted at Woods Ranch, however, the Cedar Canyon Campground is located nearby. Contact the Dixie National Forest for camping information at 435-865-3200.

Coal Creek

Coal Creek
Coal Creek in Cedar City

Cedar City is located at the mouth of Coal Creek. The actual settlement site on the north bank of Coal Creek had been selected in November 1851 by George A. Smith and a committee consisting of Matthew Carruthers, Henry Lunt, William C. Mitchell, John L. Smith, and Elisha H. Groves.