In celebration of its colorful wildflower displays, Cedar Breaks National Monument is hosting its twelfth annual Wildflower Festival July 8-23.
“During this spectacular display, visitors to the Monument will be able to see paintbrush and primrose, lupine and larkspur, and a spectrum of other flowers in meadows, woods, and marshes,” said Park Superintendent Paul Roelandt.
Guided walks will be offered every day at 10 am and 1pm. The walks, approximately a half-hour in length, will focus on what is currently blooming in the park. On festival weekends from 10 am-3 pm, a variety of family-friendly activities will be available in the Point Supreme area. Activities will include “Wildflower Bingo,” flower & pollinator crafts, sidewalk chalk, solar scope viewing, games and more.
Before you come, consider downloading the “Wildflowers of Cedar Breaks” app. It is a great tool for identifying wildflowers commonly found at Cedar Breaks National Monument and the surrounding area. The app features over 100 common wildflowers with general description information, historic and traditional uses, and fun facts about the flowers. The app is available as a free download from iTunes and Google Play. Because internet and cell service is limited at Cedar Breaks make sure to download the app before traveling up the mountain.
To round out the schedule, Cedar Breaks will also be hosting Zion Canyon Forever Field Program Courses. These classes include “Cedar Mountain Wildflowers” on July 14, “Wildflower Journaling “on July 15 and “Cedar Breaks Geology” on July 22. Please contact Zion Forever at 435-772-3264 for more information and to pre-register. You can also visit their web page for more information at zionpark.org/programs.
Cedar Breaks National Monument is located 23 miles east of Cedar City, along Highway 148 between Highway 14 and Brian Head. The park entrance fee is $6.00 per person, ages 16 and older. Those traveling to the Festival should come prepared for cool weather and elevations over 10,000 feet.
Updated Festival events and activities, “what’s in bloom” self-guided maps, and reference lists will be available at the Monument’s Information Center. Call 435-586-0787 x4031 for more information or follow Cedar Breaks National Monument on Facebook.
(435) 586-0787 Ext.4022