Cedar City Utah Activities / Recreation

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Cedar City offers year-round activities for all ages and abilities, from cultural festivals to a wide range of outdoor attractions within the stunning setting of the nearby national parks. Read More

  • Many excellent summer hiking trails around Cedar City’s natural red rock attractions
  • The Cedar City area has 9 lakes, reservoirs and streams offering excellent trout fishing
  • Utah Shakespearean Festival runs from late June through October
  • Brian Head Resort provides premier alpine and cross-country skiing, snow tubing, sleigh rides, snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling trails

Summer Recreation

There are excellent hiking trails around Cedar City, particularly in the Kolob Canyons of Zion National Park.

The Cedar City Utah area has 9 lakes, along with reservoirs and streams offering excellent fishing for brown, rainbow and cutthroat trout and smallmouth bass. Fishing equipment can be rented from several places in Cedar City, or book a guided fishing tour.

Scenic Drives
The Markagunt Scenic Byway takes visitors over the Markagunt Plateau and through beautiful red rock scenery and canyons at an elevation of up to 9,900 feet. Hwy 14 climbs through Cedar Canyon and around Navajo Lake. Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway runs for 6 miles through the park with incredible views from the overlooks.

Utah Shakespearean Festival
Widely acclaimed as one of the best theater events in the country, this grand summer festival produces six plays in two theaters, one of which is a replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. Backstage tours, seminars, music and dancing are all part of the event which runs from late June through October.

Cedar Breaks National Monument
This stunning amphitheater is a natural wonder of stone spires, canyons and pinnacles. It is ideal for hiking, nature study, photography, picnicking and camping with several easy trails.

July Jamboree
This excellent car show takes place on Cedar City’s historic Main Street with live bands, vendors and food stalls.

Frontier Homestead State Park
Excellent indoor/outdoor museum telling the development of Iron County. There is a collection of Indian and pioneer artifacts, horse-drawn vehicles, historic cabins and the remains of the kiln and foundry making this an excellent family attraction.

Winter Recreation

Cedar Livestock and Heritage Festival
This lively festival at the end of October celebrates the agricultural industry of the community. It features historic sheep wagons, a stock dog demo, vintage cars, antique tractor pull, sheep parade and live concerts. All events are free.

Brian Head Resort
An outstanding resort providing premier alpine and cross-country skiing, a snow tubing park, sleigh rides, snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling trails. This full-service family resort has a sports school and is Utah’s highest elevation alpine destination, guaranteeing months of fine powder snow.

Cedar Mountain/Duck Creek Village
This area is known for its snowmobiling with miles of excellent trails. Snowmobile rentals and tours are available in the area in the winter, with ATVing in the summer.