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Cedar Breaks to Host Annual Wildflower Festival July 2 - 11

An white and purple flower on a green stalk grows in the foreground with orange rock formations in the background.
Elkweed blooming on the rim of the Cedar Breaks Amphitheater

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News Release Date: June 24, 2021

Contact: Brent Everitt, 435-986-7120

Cedar City, Utah – The National Park Service will host the annual Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival beginning Friday, July 2 and continuing daily through Sunday, July 11. The festival highlights the amazing wildflowers that are blooming in the park’s alpine environment along the rim of the Cedar Breaks Amphitheater. The highlight of the festival will be daily Wildflower Walks which will be available four times each day.

Wildflower Walks will begin at the park’s Picnic Area at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m. The walks will be led by park rangers, interns, and volunteers and will last approximately 45 minutes. The programs will follow the Sunset Trail which meets outdoor accessibility guidelines, but visitors should be prepared to walk up to a mile.

In addition to the daily Wildflower Walks, the National Park Service has partnered with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) to bring local plein air artists into the park on Sunday, July 11. These artists will be creating wildflower focused paintings at many of the park’s overlooks. Visitors are encouraged to engage with the artists about painting in the park.

Throughout the festival the park will continue to offer Geology programs at the North View Overlook. Additional programs may be added in the coming weeks. A complete listing of programs is available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/cebr/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.

Construction of the Cedar Breaks Visitor Contact Station is underway and has changed visitor operations this season. To help visitors plan for visiting the park this summer, a new 2021 Visitor Guide webpage is available online at www.nps.gov/cebr/planyourvisit/2021.htm. The webpage includes information about ranger programs, information booths, entrance pass sales, campground operations, and most importantly restrooms. The page is updated regularly.

About Cedar Breaks National Monument: Established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, Cedar Breaks National Monument preserves the multicolored geologic spectacle of the Cedar Breaks amphitheater, scenic vistas, and natural and cultural resources of scientific interest for public appreciation, education, recreation, and enjoyment. Visit us at www.nps.gov/CedarBreaks, on Facebook www.facebook.com/CedarBreaksNPS, and Instagram www.Instagram.com/CedarBreaksNPS.

About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 423 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice and Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice.
 

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Last updated: June 24, 2021

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2390 West Highway 56 Suite #11

Cedar City, UT 84720

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