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Wildflowers and Stars Shine at Cedar Breaks

White colored Cedar Breaks Gilia flowers bloom at edge of cedar breaks
Cedar Breaks Gilia, found only at Cedar Breaks

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News Release Date: July 1, 2023

Contact: Jonathan Pyne, 435-986-7120

The National Park Service will host the annual Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival beginning Friday, July 7 and continuing daily through Sunday, July 16. The festival highlights the many beautiful species of wildflowers (some found nowhere else in the world) that bloom each year in the park’s subalpine environment along the rim of the Cedar Breaks Amphitheater. 

Several Ranger-led Wildflower Walks of varying length and difficulty will be offered each day of the festival, including weekdays. Check in at the North View information booth or the Temporary Visitor Center near Point Supreme for a daily schedule of programs and activities. In addition to the daily Wildflower Walks, the National Park Service has partnered with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) to offer artistic activities at the North View Overlook.

Cedar Breaks Rangers will also begin hosting dark-sky star gazing events beginning June 30th and continuing throughout the summer on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. These events will begin at 6:30pm at the North View Overlook with solar observing and continuing until approximately 11pm with stargazing and constellation observing with telescopes. Rangers will offer astronomy talks at 8:00pm and 9:30pm each night. These events will also take place during the Wildflower Festival. For a full list of summer events, please visit the park calendar of events.

Last updated: July 3, 2023

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