Things to do once the warm weather hits
There may still be snow in the forecast but we see hints of green and are ready to get out and play! With something for every adventurer, Cedar City is the perfect place to spend springtime and we can’t wait to show you around. Check out the article below to see our recommendations for feeding that #springfever and exploring around our beautiful corner of the world. Let wonder be your guide and you’ll be amazed with what you find!
Did you know that Cedar City is home to more than 300 miles of single-track trail systems at both high elevations and low? From Dixie National Forest to Brian Head Resort, and even some paved paths around town, we have something available for experienced cyclists to amateurs, to families out for a simple outing.
For a map of all the available trails click here
Hole in one! There are three disc golf courses nearby to Cedar City including two free courses at the Three Peaks Recreation Area and one course available at Brian Head for a small fee of $12. Disc golf combines Frisbee-like discs and specially made baskets to challenge athletes as they navigate through sage brush, trees, and rocks over an 18-hole course.
Discs can be purchased at any local sporting goods store, borrowed from the BLM Office in Cedar City, or you can use any Frisbee from home that you would like. Maps of these courses are available at the Cedar City Visitor Center.
Already preparing for that scenic drive up State Route 14? We can’t blame you, it’s beautiful! On your way to Cedar Breaks, Duck Creek Village, or Brian Head, take a small detour 14 miles east of Cedar City at Kid’s Pond and Woods Ranch Recreation Area. Accessible by car and stocked with Rainbow and Brook Trout, kids 12 and under can fish for free*! Spend an afternoon fishing or enjoying the swings, picnic tables, or the volleyball court. The two large pavilions at Wood’s Ranch are available to rent for large groups and restrooms are available as well.
*Must be accompanied by an adult with a valid Utah fishing license*
There are plenty of places to “hit the trails” without having to visit the national parks or drive up the canyon! Cedar City has a large network of paved, pet friendly, community trails. Perfect for walks with your entire family these trails are spread throughout town and offer a different view on each. Whether you want a small stroll up the canyon along the soothing sounds of coal creek or jaunt through the wooded hillside of Cross Hollow Road, there’s always a path to guide you.
COAL CREEK / CEDAR CANYON TRAIL
Distance: 3.4 miles (one way)
Access Points: Several access points, including Bicentennial Park,
Visitor Center, Cedar Canyon Park, and Southwest Wildlife Foundation Nature Park.
EAST BENCH TRAIL
Distance: 2.65 miles (one way)
Access Points: Several access points including Cedar Canyon Park (400 east),
300 East, and Greenslake Drive
CROSS HOLLOW TRAIL
Distance: 1 mile (one way)
Access Point: Cross Hollow Road (west of Walmart)
PARK DISCOVERY TRAIL
Distance: ½ mile (one way)
Access Point: 2077 W. Royal Hunte Drive