Boulder Mountain rises 11,000 feet above Capitol Reef National Park. It makes up half of the Aquarius Plateau, a highland that occupies some 900 square miles north and west of scenic Highway 12.
The Dixie National Forest covers this plateau and this mountain with pine, spruce, fir and aspen. Camping and hiking these woods are both popular activities, but not as popular as fly fishing for trout in the range's countless streams, small lakes and beaver ponds. There are also some wonderful scenic drives through and around the range. The area is not heavily promoted, so visitation is relatively (and pleasantly) light.
Small towns along Highway 12 (east and south of the range) and Highway 24 (north of the range) offer lodging and dining opportunities.
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