May 22, 2015: 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 5, 2015: 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 October 18, 2015. 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 4 - September 5, 2015: 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, July through the first weekend of September. 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:
August 1, 8, 12 (Perseids), 15, 22, 29
July 4 - July 19, 2015: Cedar Breaks National Monument 10th 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!
July 24-26, 2015: BioBlast! Bats, Birds, and Bugs!
Visitors and local residents will have the opportunity to assist in finding and identifying species of bats, birds, and insects found in the park, attend special programs presented by field experts, and participate in hands-on activities.
July 28- August 1, 2015: Cedar Breaks National Monument & Brian Head Arts Afire Plein Air Event
Cedar Breaks National Monument invites all to participate in the inaugural Cedar Breaks Arts Afire: Plein Air Art Event. This event will showcase the meaning of national parks and monuments through the creation of art.
Local artists Brad Holt, Mary Jabens & Valerie Orlemann have been chosen to paint in Cedar Breaks National Monument and the Brian Head area throughout July.
OnPlein Air painting demonstrations will be given at Point Supreme adjacent to the Cedar Breaks visitor’s center. Artists will demonstrate their processes and answer questions from . Valerie Orlemann will demonstrate , Brad Holt , and Mary Jabens .
Art created during the Plein Air event will be available for sale at the Festival of Flavors,at Giant Steps Lodge in Brian Head. Forty percent of the proceeds will benefit youth programs thru the Zion National Park Foundation. Call (435) 586-9451 ext. 4426 for more detailed information.
August 22-23, 2015: Cedar Breaks National Monument Stories of the Past Festival and Park Anniversary Celebration
This year's events will focus on the pioneer settlement era of the region and how these early activities influenced the surrounding area and what is now known as Cedar Breaks. 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 23, the park's 82nd 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 26-27, 2015: 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 26, with a volunteer service opportunity. Call 435-586-0787 for more detailed information.
For more information about each event, contact: