Whether you’re from the Cedar City area or looking to visit, a little introduction never hurts! So here are 7 things that you may not know about Cedar City, UT.
Between the major attractions in our area we range from 5,857 feet to 11,3017 feet
Cedar City : 5,857 feet
Parowan Gap: 6,017 feet
Parowan City : 6,023 feet
Brian Head Town : 9,763 feet
Cedar Breaks National Monument : over 10,000 feet
Brian Head Peak : 11,307 feet
From under a hundred to a little over 30,000 there’s a wide range in population.
Brian Head Town : 90 residents
Parowan : 3,038 residents
Cedar City : 31,806 residents
“Festival City USA”
Cedar City, Utah has earned the distinction of being Festival City, USA due to the incredible theatrical and cultural offerings, like the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Neil Simon Festival, Utah Summer Games and the Cedar City Livestock & Heritage Festival. Cedar City was selected by Where To Retire Magazine as one of their “Top Five Places To Retire”.
In Cedar City you will discover a unique small city complete with world-renowned theatricals, astounding beauty, and unbelievable outdoor recreation.
Gateway to the National Parks
A community surrounded by National Parks, Cedar City offers visitors, friends and residents the opportunity to experience a wealth of variety. One can enjoy the Tony Award Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival in the summer and fall, or ride the fresh powder of Brian Head Ski Resort during the winter months. The Frontier Homestead Museum is open year-round in the heart of Cedar City. The Heritage Center presents an assortment of plays, symphonies, ballets, art shows and multitude of cultural events and entertainment.
Visit the nearby vast areas of sandstone canyons, plateaus, unique rock formations, river and cliffs in southern Utah’s amazing National Park Zion, Bryce Canyon and Capital Reef or National Monuments Cedar Breaks and Grand Staircase-Escalante.
Air Service and Transportation
Commercial air service is available into the Cedar City Municipal airport on a daily schedule. Consult your travel agent or favorite booking website to arrange flights or call Skywest Airlines / Delta Connection. Shuttle Services are available from Las Vegas and Salt Lake City International Airports.
The skys of Cedar City stay busy with more than just the traffic from the airport. Students in the Southern Utah University Aviation Program learn skills necessary to their career field from facilities next door to the Cedar City Municipal airport.
Cedar City was settled in November of 1851 by mormon pioneers sent to find Iron. Ten months later the settlers of the colony completed a blast furnace and began to operate an iron foundry. When the Iron mines failed the settlers turned to other outlets such as agriculture. Agriculture still plays a large part in Cedar City and the annual “Sheep Parade” as part of the Livestock and Heritage Festival is a favorite of many residents and visitors.
A visit to Old Iron Town, just outside of Cedar City, gives you the chance to explore ruins of the iron works, a preserved beehive shaped oven, and time to stroll along the nature trail. Before embarking on your journey, we reccomend stopping by @frontierhomestead to understand the complete story of Old Iron Town
There’s so much to see and do!
We’re wrapping up our #JustTheFacts on Cedar City with the top 10 things to do.
Where will the wonders of Cedar City lead you?
- Have an incredible night with the Tony Award Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival
- Try something new at Brian Head Resort (not just for winter www.brianhead.com )
- Marvel at the beauty of Cedar Breaks National Monument
- Hike and Climb on Cedar Mountain
- Explore the “quiet side of Zion” in Kolob Canyons
- Make history a part of your story at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
- Discover dinosaur tracks and an impressive ensemble of petroglyphs at the Parowan Gap
- Lose yourself and find your new favorite destination on Scenic By Ways 14, 143 and 148
- Play among the rolling rocks and volcanic rock formations of Three Peaks Recreation area (frisbee golf, cycling, climbing, and OHV trails available).
- Explore the beautiful campus of Southern Utah University with the Sculpture Stroll