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    Kolob Canyons

    by mikehanneman Written Jun 30, 2008

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    Kolob Canyons

    If you want to drive 20 to 25 miles to the South of Cedar City, you can be treated to the Kolob Canyons of Zion National Park! The finger canyons are worth the trip. You can drive to an over look or do some hiking on a number of trails.

    Take a look at the NPS.GOV website - Zion National Park for more information.

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    Cedar Breaks National Monument

    by jessicaroberts Written Jan 22, 2008

    Cedar Breaks has the most amazing views! It is great for all ages and physical abilites. If you have only a short amount of time to vist, walk the short pathway to the viewpoint. It is also fun to listen to one of the ranger lectures on the geology and wildlife in the canyon. If you have more time and are adventurous, there are alot of hikes in and around the canyon! The wildflowers in the springtime are incredible. Cedar Breaks is closed during the winter. Cedar Breaks also makes a great "quick stop" on the way to Bryce Canyon, if you are traveling the cedar mountain route.

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    Shakespearean Festival or Tuacan

    by jessicaroberts Updated Jan 22, 2008

    In the summertime, the Shakespearean Festival is held at Southern Utah University. There are several plays showing every night. It would be a good idea to order you tickets in advance. The website is www.bard.org. They also have a nightly greenshow that is free.

    Tuacan "theatre in the desert" also has shows every night in the summer and fall. Tuacan is a large outdoor theatre, just outside of St. George, Utah (about 45 minutes away). The shows are very good, and the scenery is amazing!

    There is no nightlife in rural utah, so it is a good idea to see a play if you are staying the night here!

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    Petroglyphs

    by jessicaroberts Updated Jan 22, 2008

    If you interested in seeing Native American Rock Art, Parowan Gap is a good place to visit. It isn't as amazing as alot of the sights in South Eastern Utah, Arizona or Mesa Verde, but if you are in the area and have time it's a nice stop. It's about 20 miles north of Cedar City. It is a small site, so there isn't any rangers there. It would be a good idea to look some info up on the internet beforehand so you know what you are looking at. But, like I said, I wouldn't plan a trip specifically to see Parowan Gap. It is just a nice thing to do if you want to kill some time.

    http://www.parowangap.org/

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    Iron Mission State Park and Old Iron Town

    by jessicaroberts Written Jan 22, 2008

    On main street in Cedar City is the Iron Mission State Park. It is a fun little museum that tells a lot about Cedar City, and it's Native American and Pioneer roots.

    Also, if you have time, you can take a 20 minute drive west of Cedar City and see the ruins of the original Iron Town. But watch out, it is very muddy in late winter/early spring when the snow is melting!

    http://www.utah.com/stateparks/iron_mission.htm

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    Mountain Meadows Massacre Monument

    by jessicaroberts Written Jan 22, 2008

    This is a VERY out of the way site, but I really enjoyed it. If you are into history, then this is a place you would like. It gives alot of details about the Mountain Meadows massacre. Because of it's out of the way location, there isn't alot of traffic. When we went, we were the only ones there.

    http://mtnmeadows.org/

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    Zion National Park And Kolob Canyon

    by jessicaroberts Written Jan 22, 2008

    I think that the most amazing tourist spot in Southern Utah is Zion National Park. I take my daughters hiking there all the time. They have a fantastic shuttle system in the park (during late spring/summer/early fall driving in certain parts of the park is prohibited) and the shuttle drivers are very interesting and knowlegable. They have walks/hikes for all abilites and ages. Weeping Rock and Emerald Pools are both amazing short walks that almost anyone can handle. I've seen babies in strollers and people in wheelchairs on these trails! In fact, I have carried my baby in a backpack carrier on several hikes within the park. My favorite trail is the Canyon Overlook. It is an easy hike, but has amazing views! It is also one of the lesser known trails, and the shuttle does not travel to it (you have to drive your car to the trail head) so it is usually not crowded.

    Kolob Canyon is a part of Zion Canyon that is closer to cedar city. It isn't as well developed as the main part of Zion (no shuttle system), but that means less people! The main canyon can be VERY crowded in the summertime. Kolob has some amazing hikes as well.

    For those who are interested in canyoneering the main canyon is perfect. Zion Adventure company located in Springdale - right outside of the enterance to Zion - is the best place to take guided canyoneering trips into the canyon, basic instruction so that you can do it yourself the next day, or to rent equipment if you are experienced.

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