Breaks National Monument 2009 Special Events and Activities
15, 2008 - March 15, 2009: Cedar Breaks National Monument Winter
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.
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.
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!
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. .
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
July 3 - July 19, 2009 Cedar Breaks National Monument 4th
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.
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
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.
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,
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.