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Wildflower Festival 2011

Wildflower photo at Cedar Breaks by William Lane

2011 Wildflower Festival at Cedar Breaks July 8 to July 22, 2011

Sixth Annual Wildflower Festival Blooms at Cedar Breaks

In early July, high-country wildflowers burst into full bloom. In celebration of this display, Cedar Breaks National Monument will host its sixth annual Wildflower Festival from July 8th to July 22nd. “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 “We have put together a series of special events and will have park rangers, volunteers, and other resources available for visitors to learn about and photograph the incredibly beautiful variety of wildflowers to be discovered at Cedar Breaks”.

Wildflower specialists and volunteers will be available beginning at 10am daily during the festival to provide information. Festival highlights include guided walks, photography workshops, Junior Ranger scavenger hunts, and Zion Canyon Field Institute Classes. Guided hikes, which will meet at the Visitor Center, will be offered twice a day during all 15 days of the festival. The hikes will take place at 10am and 1pm. Or pick up a wildflower brochure and go on a self-guided hike at your own pace. Kids activities include a Junior Ranger ‘Wildflower Scavenger Hunt’, beginning at the Yurt, which will be held at 3pm every Friday and Saturday during the Festival.

Cedar Breaks National Monument is located 23 miles east of Cedar City, along Highway 148 between Highway 14 and Brian Head. Those traveling to the Festival should come prepared for cool weather at 10,000 feet: Daytime temperatures could be in the 60s and summer thunderstorms frequently rise over the mountain

Updated Festival events and activities, reference lists and more are available for downloading at the Cedar Breaks National Monument website: www.nps.gov/cebr . Schedules and events are also available at the Visitor Center and at the Monument’s administrative office in Cedar City which is located at 2390 W. HWY 56 Suite #11. Call 435-586-0787 or 435-586-9451 for more information.

Photo by Nick Jorgensen Cedar Breaks Wildflowers

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