May 23, 2014: Cedar Breaks National Monument Summer Season Opens
Visitor facilities open and scheduled interpretive activities begin, including Ranger-led hikes, geology programs, special events, and much more! The actual opening date may be dependent on snow levels. Call 435-586-9451, 435-586-0787, or visit our website at www.nps.gov/cebr to verify opening dates and for more detailed information.
June 6, 2014: Cedar Breaks National Monument Campground Opens
Enjoy spectacular camping at 10,000 feet elevation. Our 25-site campground offers tent and RV camping, restrooms, and showers. Certain sites are "first come, first served" while others may be reserved online at www.recreation.gov. Reservations may be made up to six months in advance with the last date available for reservation being August 31, 2013. Note the opening date for the campground is weather-dependent. Call 435-586-0787 for more details and to confirm opening dates and campfire program information.
Saturday Nights, July 5 - August 30, 2014: Cedar Breaks National Monument Star Parties
To celebrate and share the beauty of our dark night skies, Cedar Breaks will be hosting a series of Star Parties. Star Parties will be held at the Point Supreme Overlook on Saturday nights beginning July 6 through August 31. A constellation tour and telescope viewing through several large telescopes will be facilitated by park staff and astronomy volunteers. Visitors who have their own telescopes are invited to bring them to the Star Party.
The spectacular annual Perseids meteor shower will be highlighted with Star Party activities on August 12. Activities will begin at 9:30 pm in June and July and 9 pm during August. Call 435-586-0787 for more detailed dates and information. NOTE: These events are dependent upon good weather!
Summary of Star Party Dates:
July 5, 12, 19, 22, 26
August 2, 9, 12 (Perseids), 16, 23, 30
July 5 - July 20, 2014: Cedar Breaks National Monument 8th Annual Wildflower Festival
The park's meadows explode with color as a diversity of high country wildflowers burst into full bloom. Wildflower specialists and volunteers will lead daily guided walks during the festival at 10 am and 1 pm. Festival highlights include special activities and workshops on weekends and Zion Canyon Field Institute Classes. Call 435-586-0787 for more detailed information.
Daily Guided Walks- 10 AM and 1 PM
Join volunteer guides and park rangers on an exciting tour of blooming meadows and forests. With over 260 wildflower species, there’s a new blossom around every turn.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 3 PM
Discover the wildflowers with exciting activities for the whole family! Indulge your inner artist with make-and-take crafts, practice your wildflower identification skills with Wildflower Bingo, or become a master flower protector in the Daisy Defenders gallery. Participants who complete two or more activities will earn an official Wildflower Festival Button!
August 21-24, 2014: Cedar Breaks National Monument Stories of the Past Festival and Park Anniversary Celebration
This year's events will focus on indigenous cultures, including the Southern Paiutes, and their history and connection to the park and the region. Go on a self-guided walk along the campground trail and view interpretive signs to learn more about this important story. At 12 pm, Sunday, August 25, the park's 81st anniversary will be celebrated with birthday cake and a reading of the proclamation that created Cedar Breaks National Monument. Call 435-586-0787 for more detailed information.
September 27-28, 2014: Cedar Breaks National Monument Fall Nature Festival
The fall season brings bursts of color and energy to the high mountain country. USA Today described Cedar Breaks National Monument and the surrounding area as "one of the top ten places to experience fall colors" in the United States.Special events include activities, workshops, and more. We will also celebrate National Public Lands Day, a fee-free day, on Saturday, September 27, with a volunteer service opportunity. Call 435-586-0787 for more detailed information.
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Did You Know?
The oldest trees in Cedar Breaks National Monument are the Bristlecone Pine. One Bristlecone is over 1,600 years old. You can view this tree on the Spectra Point Trail.