16th Annual Wildflower Festival held at Cedar Breaks National Monument. Participate in self-guided hikes focusing on the wildflowers, how to identify them, and much more. Festival highlights include special activities on weekends and Zion Canyon Field Institute classes. Park admission fee of $10 per person does apply. For information call (435) 986-7120 or visit www.nps.gov/cebr.
Festival highlights will include:
Wildflower Walks will begin at the park’s Picnic Area at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m. The walks will be led by park rangers, interns, and volunteers and will last approximately 45 minutes. The programs will follow the Sunset Trail which meets outdoor accessibility guidelines, but visitors should be prepared to walk up to a mile.
In addition to the daily Wildflower Walks, the National Park Service has partnered with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) to bring local Plein air artists into the park on Sunday, July 11. These artists will be creating wildflower-focused paintings at many of the park’s overlooks. Visitors are encouraged to engage with the artists about painting in the park.
Throughout the festival, the park will continue to offer Geology programs at the North View Overlook. Additional programs may be added in the coming weeks. A complete listing of programs is available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/cebr/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.