Places to Visit: Cedar City Utah

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Cedar City Utah

Cedar City Utah is the perfect scenic side trip from Grand Canyon, the ideal spot for a diversity of recreation, attractions and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Why should I visit Cedar City?

Besides just enjoying a scenic drive from the Grand Canyon into Utah’s beautiful landscapes, Cedar City offers plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy on your vacation. No matter the season, you’ll find lots to do and see.

Where is Cedar City?

Cedar City is north of Grand Canyon in Utah, approximately 286 miles. Take Arizona Highway 64 to US Highway 89 north until you get to Utah 14, which takes you right into Cedar City.

What sort of Services and Amenities does Cedar City offer?

Cedar City provides many options for lodging, from inexpensive or luxury national motels and hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts, lodges and inns.

Restaurants in Cedar City Utah are abundant, with everything imaginable to feast upon, including steak, pizza, pastries, chili and Hawaiian food.

What can I do or see in Cedar City?

  • Scenic Drives: Drive along the eastern edge of the Cedar Breaks National Monument along the Cedar Breaks Byway for some beautiful views, or climb the Markaguant Plateau, through Cedar Canyon and past Navajo Lake on Highway 14. There are many choices for a scenic drive around Cedar City.
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument: The brilliant colors of Cedar Breaks are something to see, a giant coliseum of erosion containing spires, columns, arches and more. Enjoy the forests, meadows and wildflowers in the summer.
  • Brian Head: In winter, you can ski the powder or have the greatest time of your life in the terrain parks at the full-service resort of Brian Head. In summer, mountain biking is one of the most popular activities here.
  • Festivals: From summer to fall, the Utah Shakespearean Festival takes the world by storm, with plays in the two theaters, free seminars and backstage tours. This is one of the best professional theater events in the US.
  • Hiking: You’ll find excellent hiking all around Cedar City. On the east side of town, you can take the marvelous paved Cedar Canyon Walking Trail or the Bristlecone Pine Trail on Cedar Mountain. A little more challenging trail is the C-Trail, running down the face of Cedar Mountain and providing incredible views of the valley.

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