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Events 2009 Season

Cedar Breaks National Monument 2009 Special Events and Activities

December 15, 2008 - March 15, 2009: Cedar Breaks National Monument Winter Season Begins
Come visit spectacular Cedar Breaks National Monument in winter by snowmobile, cross country skis or snowshoes. Stop by our YURT which serves as a winter back-country ranger station for a cup of hot cocoa, learn about the park from warm and friendly park rangers and volunteer staff, experience the amazing solitude, wildlife and winter landscape. Note that the opening date may be slightly earlier or later and is subject to favorable snow conditions.

January 10, 2009: Cedar Breaks Snow Ski / Snowshoe Hike:
Part of the family hiking series. Visit our YURT and learn about the park with warm and friendly rangers.

May 23, 2009: Cedar Breaks National Monument Summer Season Opens.
Come join us for ranger led hikes, geology programs, interactive exhibits and much much more! Kids: become a junior ranger!

June 12, 2009: Cedar Breaks National Monument Campground Opens
Come join us for a spectacular camping experience at 10,000 feet elevation.Ranger campfire programs in the 28 site campground begin this week along with many other visitor activities. Note that the campground opening date may be slightly earlier or later and is subject to favorable weather. .

May 23 - Sept 15, 2009: Cedar Breaks National Monument Monthly StarParties:
To celebrate and share the beauty of our dark night skies, Cedar Breaks is throwing a series of monthly "Star Parties". Star parties will be held beginning in late May, with similar events near the new phase of the moon for that month in July, August, and September, which is the darkest and best time to experience the amazing galaxy we all live in. Each star party will be conducted by park staff and astronomy volunteers beginning at 8:30pm with a special evening program in our campground amphitheater, followed by star viewing through several large telescopes at Point Supreme. Visitors who own their own telescopes are invited to bring them along.

July 3 - July 19, 2009 Cedar Breaks National Monument 4th AnnualWildflower Festival:
Come join us In early July, as a wide variety ofhigh country wildflowers burst into full bloom. Wildflower specialists and volunteers will be available every day during the festival to provide information beginning at 10am. Festival highlights include guided walks, interpretive field trips, photography workshops, Junior Ranger scavenger hunts, and Zion Canyon Field Institute Classes. Throughout the Festival, the visitor center will be hosting an ongoing electronic display of wildflower images as well as discounts on wildflower related books and items.

August 21, 22, 23, 2009 Cedar Breaks National Monument 76th AnniversaryCelebration:
Come join park rangers, volunteers and special guests as wecelebrate the 76th anniversary of Cedar Breaks National Monument. Events include special guests and programs that highlight the Monument's history, magnificent scenery, natural resources and wildlife. On Saturday August 22, Martin Tyner, founder of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation, will give an informal wildlife program accompanied by his Golden Eagle, Prairie Falcon, and Harris Hawk. If you ever wanted to get up close to some of the world's most powerful birds to learn their life history from Utah's best loved environmental educator, this is an opportunity that should not be missed. This program will culminate in the release of a rehabilitated raptor back into the wild from the Point Supreme Overlook at 12:00 noon. Other park events throughout the month of August will focus on telling about pre-Monument history, the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Cedar Breaks Lodge, and share stories about what it was like to work for the Utah Parks Company.

September 19 - October 5, 2009: Cedar Breaks National Monument: Come join us as thousands of visitors flock to Cedar Mountain for what USA Today calls "one of the top ten places to experience fall colors" in the United States. Special events include guided walks, interpretive fieldtrips, Junior Ranger programs and scavenger hunts. Join us on Saturday, Sept 19 as we kick off the "Technicolor" fall display of colors with a special one-night only showing of the 1940's Technicolor movie "Can't Help Singing" which was filmed in part at Cedar Breaks. The popcorn is on us as we enjoy Deanna Durbin singing her way across the West.

Call 435-586-9451, 435-586-0787 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/cebr for more detailed information.
Cedar Breaks National Monument - 2390 W Hwy 56 Suite #11 Cedar City, Utah 84720

Plan Your Visit From early June to mid-October, the visitor center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visitor facilities are CLOSED from mid-October through late May. For more information on Cedar Breaks National Monument click here.

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