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    Cedar Breaks

    National Monument Utah

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  • UT 148 Closed

    Utah Highway 148, the main road through Cedar Breaks National Monument, is closed for the winter season. The route is groomed as a snowmobile trail until mid-March.

Wildflower Festival

Wildflowers at Cedar Breaks

Every summer Cedar Breaks is treated to a spectacular display of wildflowers. Early bloomers such as cushion phlox, kittentails, and aspen bluebells emerge in late June. Displays peak in mid-July as countless other wildflowers bloom: scarlet paintbrushes, Colorado columbines, little sunflowers, elkweeds, and many more fill the forests and meadows with color.

Every year Cedar Breaks celebrates this colorful show with an annual Wildflower Festival. Join a specialist on a guided hike and learn all about the different wildflowers. Guided hikes are offered twice daily and meet at the Visitor Center at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. You can also pick up a common wildflower checklist or a "What's In Bloom" handout and go on a self-guided walk. Family-friendly games and activities are available on weekends from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Visitor Center area.

Photography and journaling classes from Zion Canyon Field Institute are available with registration. Click here to learn more about Zion Canyon Field Institute and its class offerings.

To make the most of your experience, stop by the visitor center for updated information, maps and specially discounted wildflower lists and guides.

The Ninth Annual Wildflower Festival will begin on July 5 and continue through July 20, 2014.

 
Wildflower Poster 2013

2013 Wildflower Festival Poster

Every year Cedar Breaks holds an art contest for our Wildflower Festival poster. If you would like to see your photo or artwork on the next poster, download the submission application. Guidelines and submission criteria are listed on the application. The winner will be awarded a $100 cash prize! Wildflower Festival posters are available at the Visitor Center for a $4.00 donation.

 

Other information

Want to snap that perfect picture? Click here for wildflower photography tips.

To learn more about the wildflowers that grow at Cedar Breaks, download our common wildflower brochure. Or click here for information about each individual species.

View past years' Wildflower Festival posters:

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Night Sky

Cedar Breaks National Monument has one of the darkest night skies in the country. Come visit us during one of our Star Parties and view fantastic planets, nebulae and galaxies through our telescopes. More...