There are always plenty of things to do in Cedar City, Utah, thanks to nearby ski resorts, a national forest great national parks and a superb arts scene. Cedar City proudly hosts the Tony Award®-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, located on the campus of Southern Utah University. Travelers interested in Utah's heritage will enjoy a stop at Frontier Homestead State Park and Museum.
Gateway to Adventure
Cedar City has long billed itself as "gateway to Utah's National Parks." Cedar City is called the Festival City, and that is not just a slogan. People travel from Cedar City, southeast to Zion National Park, then north to Bryce Canyon National Park and back through Cedar Breaks National Monument to Cedar City. This tour of Utah’s top parks is not a trip that you should schedule for one day, however: two is doable, three is ideal, and four is a bonus.
Brian Head Resort
It's just 40 minutes from Cedar City to Brian Head Resort where you'll have access to outdoor adventure on premier downhill slopes no matter the season and you will definitely have earned a stop at the spa in Brian Head.
The terracotta-colored hoodoos made famous by Bryce Canyon creep in near Brian Head, where summer adventure at elevation is as varied as Southern Utah's singular geology. From disc golf and scenic lift rides or hikes to heart-pumping downhill single-track mountain biking, this is a resort you must experience in the summer, but also to get a taste of the ski slopes, “not literally”, that await you, your family & friends in the winter. The latest addition is the Brian Head Free Fall: an adrenaline-charged-35-foot drop into a giant inflatable bag.
National Forest and Public Lands
The expansive Dixie National Forest encompasses all these national places and resorts, there are plenty of public lands and designated wilderness areas to help get you off the beaten path. Three Peaks is a recently developed recreation area encompassing BLM lands for picnicking, camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and off-road fun. Cedar City is an ideal basecamp to experience it all.