Best Sledding Hills Near Cedar City

Posted: December 14, 2023 | Author: Abbie Cochrane | Read Time: 2 minutes

T-Bird Nation sign in the snow

A big surprise that many students encounter when they first come to Southern Utah University is how much snow Cedar City gets in the winter. Even though it’s only an hour’s drive from sunny St. George, Cedar City gets around 110 inches of snow per year during the colder months of November to March. While the wintertime can be a bit dreary, it’s easy to remedy that by taking advantage of the winter wonderland outside! There are lots of things to do in the winter in Cedar City, but one of the most enjoyable activities is sledding. Here are six of the best places to hit the hills around town. 

Canyon View High School

This high school has a fun hill for people to go sledding on during a snow day. Canyon View High School is located at 166 W 1925 N. 

Fiddler’s Canyon Elementary School

The hills behind Fiddler’s Canyon Elementary School are another great local place to go sledding on a snowy afternoon. This fun sledding location is situated just off of North Main Street. 

Brian Head Tubing 

While Brian Head Resort is known for its beautiful skiing and snowboarding slopes, the resort is also available for snow tubing fun for the whole family! Located a tenth of a mile from Brian Head’s Big Steps, the mountain stands at a whopping 9,600 feet above sea level and gets up to 360 inches of snow annually. The best thing about dropping 100 vertical feet in a tenth of a mile? Snowtubers can ride the magic carpet back up the mountainside. Tickets are $25 per person per 1.5 hours. More information can be found on their website

Wood’s Ranch Park

A mere 11 miles east of Cedar City, Cedar Canyon, Wood’s Ranch is nestled in a beautiful forest of aspens and pines. During the winter months, sledding is a popular activity at Wood’s Ranch. Keep in mind that temperatures around that area drop below 69% of other areas on record. 

Pine Valley

Tucked away in a little valley just over an hour southwest of Cedar City, Pine Valley is a beautiful town surrounded by the Pine Valley Mountains. In the winter, visit Pine Valley for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or sledding! Check out the Pine Valley recreation site for more. 

Duck Creek

In the crisp mountain air at 8,400 feet sits Duck Creek Village, about 30 miles east of Cedar City. Sledding and snow tubing in the winter are two of the most popular recreational activities at Duck Creek, and there are plenty of places to go! Warm up afterward by checking out some of the many restaurants in this beautiful little town. 

Sledding with family and friends is one of the best activities to beat the winter blues and get outside! Remember that while sledding can be fun, it’s important to stay safe–this means bundling up to beat the cold and having small children wear helmets for safety. Happy sledding!

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