Kolob Canyon is closing for the summer: A list of scenic adventure alternatives.

These scenic adventure alternatives will make Kolob Canyon’s closure this summer much easier, and will surely fill your southern Utah summer! by Lani Penney, Cedar City • Brian Head Tourism Bureau Yes, you read right, Kolob Canyon will be closing for the 2018 summer.   Starting May 1, 2018, Kolob Canyon District of Zion National Park […]

Get out and enjoy the southern Utah snow before it melts away

Get out and enjoy the southern Utah snow before it melts away! With spring quickly approaching, winter withdrawals may be starting to set in.  Fortunately, recent snow storms have provided Brian Head Resort, and Dixie National Forest – near Cedar City, Utah – with plenty of that fluffy white stuff to go around for a […]

Explore Five More: An Adventure Bucket List for the Grand Circle area of Arizona, Nevada and Utah

This year, Parks100 is at it again with a 2017 adventure bucket list that is sure to have you venturing out of the well-traveled zone and exploring five (or 100) more! Find Parks100’s Top Twenty Adventures below, then head to parks100.com/100-adventures for the entire list of insta-worthy stops, dark sky explorations, ancient trails, dog friendly spots, scenic drives, even winter fun.

National Parks without the Crowds: Exploring Kolob Canyons

Utah’s five national parks are home to some of the state’s most incredible scenery: think Island in the Sky District in Canyonlands, or iconic Delicate Arch—featured on Utah license plates—in Arches National Park. It’s no wonder visitors from all over the world flock to these beautiful places, but sometimes it’s nice to enjoy America’s Best Idea in solitude.

5 Epic Ways to Celebrate the National Park Centennial in Southern Utah

August 25, 2016 marks the National Park Centennial and throughout the year, the National Park Service has called on visitors to “Find Your Park.” The initiative celebrates of the birth of the national park system and reintroduces national parks, monuments, recreation areas and historical sites to a new generation of Americans. Find Your Park, along […]

The Secrets of Parowan Gap

The Secrets of the Parowan Gap

Discover the writings of an ancient people and fossilized dinosaur tracks preserved in stone. With over 90 panels and 1,500 figures, Parowan Gap is believed to be one of the most concentrated collections of petroglyphs in the West – and one of the most accessible.   Wind, water and sand carved out this natural passageway […]

Art in the Parks

Arts in the Parks: Explore Utah's National Parks through the Eyes of Local Artists | Visit Cedar City

Are you ready to experience the colors, shapes, and structures of Southern Utah’s National Parks in a whole new way? Ready to be inspired by the way others see and interpret the beauty of the parks? The National Park Centennial celebration is bringing with it numerous opportunities to experience nature through art with exhibitions, art […]

Summer Sun Comes Out of Its Winter Home

Before groundhogs and modern-day calendars, ancient people used the movement of the Sun through uniquely aligned rock formations to tell them of the changing seasons. This Saturday, these ancient traditions are coming to life as the Summer Sun comes out of its winter home at the Parowan Gap. During the winter, as the morning sun […]