city in Iron County, Utah, United States

Cedar City is a small city in Dixie, Utah, and is a good place to stock up on supplies before heading into beautiful wilderness areas stretching out in all directions. The city is sandwiched between mountain ranges covered by Dixie National Forest, while further to the southwest lie the remotest areas of Zion National Park, and to the east Cedar Breaks National Monument and Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Cedar City's elevation is approximately 5840' (1780m) above sea level, which gives it warm summers and cold winters.

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Cedar City is located along I-15, the north-south freeway through western Utah. The drive from Salt Lake City is 3.5 hours and 2.5 hours from Las Vegas.

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Salt Lake Express provides intercity bus service.

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Adams Shakespearean Theatre on SUU's campus. The British Broadcasting Company filmed part of its Shakespeare series here.
  • Utah Shakespearean Festival, 351 W. Center St, +1 435 586-7880, . Founded in 1961, the Utah Shakespearean Festival takes place each year on the campus of Southern Utah University from June to October. $20-100.
  • Neil Simon Festival, 105 North 100 East (Take exit 59 on I-15 and turn onto 200 North Street heading east. After driving approximately one mile, continue straight to cross Main Street and take the next right onto 100 East Street. Travel another block and the Heritage Center Theater will be to the right. Immediately past the theater (also on the right) is a free covered parking garage.).
  • 1 Brian Head Ski Resort, 329 South Highway 143 Brian Head, UT 84719, toll-free: +1 866-930-1010. Southern Utah's premiere ski resort. Winter activities include skiing, tubing, and bag jump. Summer activities include biking, hiking, golf, and geo-caching. $35-54.    

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  • Utah Shakespearean Festival Gift Shoppe, 300 W University Blvd.

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Cedar City is located very near major recreational areas including:

  • Cedar Breaks National Monument - a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater. Wander among timeless bristlecone pines, stand in lush meadows of wildflowers, ponder crystal-clear night skies, and experience the richness of the subalpine forest. Utah Highway 148, the main road through Cedar Breaks, is closed during the winter due to high snowfall.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park - There is no place quite like Bryce Canyon. Hoodoos (odd-shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion) can be found on every continent, but here is the archetypal "hoodoo-iferous" terrain.
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Zion National Park - to the south.
  • Las Vegas - only about a 2-hour drive along I-15 to the southwest.
Routes through Cedar City
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