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Outdoor Activities in Cedar City

Posted: July 01, 2018 | Author: Parker Rawlins | Read Time: 4 minutes

students walking through Yankee MeadowsCedar City is a place for outdoor adventures. With all four seasons of recreation available, there is always something you can do outside in southern Utah.
Top 10 Places To Camp Near Cedar City
One of the best ways to explore the picturesque scenery of southern Utah is through camping. The area is full of rugged mountain peaks, red rock expanses and wild areas unique to this corner of the world. With so much to take in, we’ve compiled an insider’s guide on the some of the best places to camp that aren’t very far from Southern Utah University.
Top 10 Climbing Spots in Southern Utah
At Southern Utah University, we are not only surrounded by bountiful parks and recreation areas, we are also in the center of a thriving climbing community. Those that find themselves exploring southern Utah are never far away from yet another beautiful climbing spot. Each location with more fun and challenging routes than the last, they range from sandstone to lava rock, from mountain tops to caves. Here are 10 of the local’s favorites to get you introduced to the area.
7 Best: Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing Spots in Southern Utah
With the temperatures dropping and the snow falling, winter is officially here. And while the cold weather may just make you want to curl up in front of the fireplace with hot cocoa, winter reveals a magical world hidden in your public lands. With feet of snow protecting the low lying plant life, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing open up the possibilities of adventure destinations as well as letting you see your favorite places in a whole new light. For your outdoor adventures this winter, here are 7 hidden places for you to explore in southern Utah.
Top 10 Hikes in Southern Utah
While the thought of southern Utah conjures up images of red rock, cowboys, and cattle in many visitor’s minds, those of us who are lucky enough to live in the area know that the wide variety of landscapes is what makes this the outdoor enthusiast's playground. A short hour drive south of Cedar City can take travelers to the smoldering red rock and slot canyon mazes, or if a visitor takes the opposite direction, one can find themselves atop a 11,000 ft peak surrounded by aspens, evergreens, and maybe even some snow hidden in the forest.
To help you get out and explore, we have put together a list of top-ten hikes in southern Utah. From world famous to local secrets, this list will help anyone discover the beautiful and diverse landscapes surrounding Southern Utah University.
10 Hot Springs Near Cedar City
For adventurers looking for a relaxing escape, consider exploring the diverse wonders of a geothermal pool. Natural hot springs heated by the earth can be found throughout Utah and offer many holistic healing benefits including increased blood circulation, reduced stress, and natural pain relief. Enjoy the surrounding scenic beauty as you soak in the warm embrace of the natural waters. We found 10 hot springs located within one to four hours away from Cedar City ranging from resort style to backcountry experience. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Top 10 Mountain Biking Trails in Southern Utah
Southern Utah is a vast playground for outdoor enthusiasts. It has countless recreation opportunities for every experience level all within a short drive from Cedar City. What some might not know is that there are fifty miles of mountain biking trails on the mountain slopes east of Cedar City, so you don’t have to go far to have fun.
To help you get to know the area better we put together a list of top-10 mountain bike trails in southern Utah. From easy to difficult, short to long, and close to further away, this list contains a large variety of trails that can help you discover the diverse landscapes surrounding Southern Utah University.

Cedar City has a variety of resources available to its residents. If there is something specific you’re looking for, check out the list below:

Click here to check out our complete list of city resources in Cedar City.

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