A Winter Afternoon in Cedar City

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13 Dec 2019

A Winter Afternoon in Cedar City

When the weather outside is frightful, what is there to do to ensure that your visit is still delightful? Don’t worry, we have a few answers for that question! With winter weather here to stay, there’s no better place to be than Cedar City. As snow comes to cover the vibrant backdrop of red rocks, Cedar City comes alive with the spirit of ‘fire and ice’; creating a truly unique winter wonderland for all who visit. From a picture-perfect Main Street to a walk through a winter wonderland and ice skating with friends to incredible desert, here are our suggestions for how to spend a winter evening in Cedar City.



Walking in a Winter Wonderland


A network of paved walking trails wrap around Cedar City, intersecting neighborhoods, connecting parks, and providing a great way to get out and enjoy the scenery.  One of these trails, the Cedar Canyon Trail, takes visitors along Coal Creek and a short distance up Cedar Canyon. A winter stroll on this trail leads visitors to a close-up view of vibrant red rocks blanketed in crisp white snow. Trees line portions of the trail providing a wind break, and the scenery along the creek is beautiful.





A Little Shopping Never Hurts


Cedar City Main Street is home to many incredible locally-owned shops, making it the perfect place to start your holiday shopping. Grab a coffee or hot tea from The Grind Coffeehouse and expand your to-be-read list at Main Street Books. Then find your new favorite statement piece at Wood N Lace Place (Bulloch Drug) or your new favorite scent with hand-crafted incense from Octopus Apothecary.





Treat Your Self


Have you ever noticed that you seem to crave ice cream once the weather turns cold? No…just us? Well maybe it’s time to embrace the cold! Go all out for your winter outing and stop by Palette Bakery to find your new favorite sweet treat. From hand-made ice cream to adorable cake pops and unbelievably delicious cakes you’re bound to leave here happy and full of sugar.





Visit a Museum


Step back in time with the Frontier Homestead State Park or expand your horizons and take in beautiful artwork at the Southern Utah Museum of Art. You can’t go wrong with either.
The grounds of the Frontier Homestead are home to 9 historic buildings that are filled with history and even some hands-on activities. As a bonus, the historic structures and exhibit pieces throughout the grounds look magical covered in snow.




The Southern Utah Museum of Art is a highlight of the community standing on the corner of the campus of Southern Utah University. Highlighting incredible exhibits from emerging and distinguished artist from around the country, SUMA  is the perfect place to spend a winter afternoon.





Do you Wanna Build a Snowman?


The best part of a winter afternoon? Playing in the snow! From the Main Street Park all the way to Three Peaks Recreation Area or Dixie National Forest, we have plenty of places to play. So embrace your inner Elsa and don’t let the cold bother you. Find that perfect sledding hill, ice skate at the Glacier Ice Rink or gather some friends and build a snowman in the heart of downtown. The possibilities are endless.





If All Else Fails…. Hit the Slopes


If none of our other suggestions provide that action-packed winter wonderland afternoon that you’re seeking, head to Brian Head Resort! This one is sure to hit the spot. With 650 acres, over 70 runs, two tubing parks and The Greatest Snow on Earth® Brian Head Resort is the winter experience that you won’t want to miss.