Cedar City is located in Southern Utah, less than three hours from Las Vegas, in the heart of the Grand Circle and easily accessed via Interstate 15. Cedar City is a unique mountain town that just happens to have world class cultural attractions in astonishing proximity to southern Utah’s famous Mighty Five® National Parks.
Brian Head, 35 minutes away, is well known for its wonderful ski resort, family-friendly summer activities and unique fall colours, with a red rock backdrop
New Visitors Centre at Cedar Breaks National Monument
Since 1972, park staff has been answering guest questions in a cabin that is barely 650 square feet. Through the significant efforts of Iron County, the National Park Service, the Zion Forever Project, and other stakeholders construction of a new Visitor Education Centre will begin in 2021. In the words of Executive Director for Visit Cedar City · Brian Head, Maria Twitchell, “the new centre will vastly improve the overall visitor experience and encourage more in-depth exploration of the monument by visitors and locals as well.”
Brian Head Resort Under New Ownership
In early November 2019 Brian Head Resort was purchased by Mountain Capital Partners. Managing partner James Coleman cited the family friendly vibe and proximity to Southern Utah’s famous red cliffs and national parks as features that made Brian Head an attractive resort. Through this purchase pass holders at Brian Head Resort can also enjoy discounts and reciprocal access to several other resorts in the west. Planned upgrades and improvements will be announced in 2021.
Iron Springs Resort & Cedar Canyon Retreat
Sweeping desert views and cosy canyon features. Iron Springs Resort and Cedar Canyon Retreat are two new places to stay in Cedar City that offer two different experiences. Iron Springs Resort is home to a unique boutique lodge, modern RV park, and miner’s cabins among high desert beauty west of Cedar City. Cedar Canyon Retreat invites visitors to enjoy a convenient wilderness , nestled in canyon woods just minutes up the canyon from Cedar City. Their accommodations include a 4 bedroom log cabin, RV sites with full hookups, and several tent campsites.
Dining – New Restaurants & Bakery!
Cedar City and Brian Head offer an abundance of dining options, from well-known restaurants, to smaller, locally owned establishments that are perfect for lunch and /or dinner! Many have liquor licenses. New restaurants in our area include, The Mandarin, El Bueno Mexican Grill, Asian Bistro, Notorious DOG, Jamba Juice, Top Spot, Bristlecone Co, and Silver Silo Bakery.
Utah Shakespeare Festival 2021 Season
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the 2021 season promises to be one unlike any other. Dedicated to founder, Fred C. Adams, it will be a magnificent experience.
The 2021 Season will feature eight plays in three theatres, plus all the extra “Festival Experience” traditions and activities guests have come to love. Enjoy the free Greenshow, backstage tours, Repertory Magic, play orientations, seminars and more before sitting down for a stunning performance. The season will run from June 21 through October 9.