For me, the ability to see the Milky Way in all its glory is one of the great joys of living in the American West. Sadly, not all of us are so lucky. The stars are something that unite us and bring us together, yet today less than 25% of Americans can even see the Milky Way from their backyard.
Access adventure in Cedar City with everything from Ranger-Led Snowshoe Hikes and Star Parties (and a special celebration with Cedar Breaks National Monument) to Cedar City Junior Ballet’s performance of Sleeping Beauty. Check out what’s happening this March in Cedar City:
Cedar Breaks National Monument and the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) are excited to announce the designation of Cedar Breaks National Monument as an International Dark Sky Park. This distinction recognizes Cedar Breaks as a sanctuary of natural darkness and for the opportunity it provides visitors to enjoy the night sky.
The dark skies around Cedar City are a great place to try your hand at night sky photography. Any DSLR camera and a tripod is all you need to get started.
Explore your history, discover ancient trails, and travel all the way back to the age of the dinosaurs, all within a short distance of Cedar City.
Every few years there’s a storm big enough to blanket the desert, and a plethora of soul-teasing photos of skiers and snowboarders dropping into powder faces and couloirs in between towering red rock walls.
Before groundhogs and modern-day calendars, ancient people used the movement of the sun, stars and planetary objects to guide them. This Saturday at approximately 8:05am, experience these ancient traditions in person. While there will not be a formal program, everyone is invited to welcome the Summer Sun out of its winter home at the Parowan Gap.
Find dark night skies near Cedar City; explore the vastness, expand your photography skills or spend a quiet evening gazing at the stars.
The National Park Service Centennial might be over, but that does not mean the festivities have come to a halt… this year the National Park Service is giving everyone the chance to enjoy America’s Best Idea with ten fee free days.
There are lots of chances this month to get out and enjoy the famous Utah powder as well as a Fee Free day in the National Parks, the music of BYU Noteworthy, the Parowan Birthday Celebration, Snowmobile Ride with a Ranger and Ranger Guided Snowshoe hikes into stunning Cedar Breaks National Monument!