Cedar City UT is a large town on the edge of the forested-covered Markagunt Plateau at an elevation of 5,800 feet. It is home to the Southern Utah University and makes the ideal base for a hiking, biking or skiing vacation with good amenities and magnificent views. Cedar City hosts a Shakespeare Festival and Summer Games which attract many visitors.
Cedar City Utah is 250 miles (400km) south of Salt Lake city on Interstate 15. It is known as the "Gateway to the National Parks", within 1 ½ hours drive of several Utah sights and just 35 minutes from Cedar Breaks National Monument.
Cedar City is a sizeable town with a good choice of restaurants and grocery stores for stocking up with provisions. Most national chain restaurants are represented along with many local businesses. There is a good choice of motels and accommodations to suit all budgets.
Most visitors to Cedar City want to participate in the outdoor activities on offer. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, golf, scenic drives and winter snow sports are widely available.
The main attractions around Cedar City are undoubtedly Bryce National Park and Zion National Park with their impressive rock formations. Navajo Lake offers recreational opportunities and Brian Head Resort is within easy reach.
Cedar City UT is on the Interstate 15. Follow route 14 past Cedar Breaks National Monument then take route 143 to Panguitch, followed by routes 89 and 12 into Bryce Canyon National Park.