Centered between multiple National Parks and beautiful public lands and spaces, we hope to share these incredible destinations with all. Many of these destinations have ADA-accessible trails, exhibits, and performances. Below is a quick guide to accessibility within the parks and destinations near us.
If you experience any difficulty accessing this information, changes in accessibility that are not noted here, or something we missed, please email us with details of the issue.
Utah’s National Parks & Public Lands
The National Park Service (NPS) is committed to making facilities, programs, services, and employment accessible for visitors and employees with disabilities. Learn more about The Access Pass here and their commitment to accessibility.
Zion National Park
Zion National Park visitor centers, restrooms, shuttle buses, picnic areas, and the Zion Lodge are accessible. As well as several popular destinations within the park such as the Human History Museum, Pa’rus Trail, and the Riverside Walk. The north side of Zion National Park, Kolob Canyons, has a five-mile scenic drive ending in a large paved and accessible overlook. Learn more here.
Cedar Breaks National Monument
All of the overlooks at Cedar Breaks National Monument are ADA/ABA compliant. These include the Point Supreme, Sunset, Chessman, and North overlooks. The Sunset Trail is also a paved ADA/ABA-accessible trail. When complete (expected summer of 2024) the new Visitor Center will also be accessible. Learn more here.
Bryce Canyon National Park
The Bryce Canyon National Park visitor center and restrooms are accessible. Most viewpoint parking lots provide handicapped parking spaces for visitors in wheelchairs. The most accessible paved viewpoints include Bryce Point, Natural Bridge, Ponderosa Canyon, and Yovimpa Point. Because of the park’s natural terrain, only a ½ mile section of the Rim Trail between Sunset and Sunrise Points is wheelchair accessible. Learn more here.
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
The Parowan Gap Petroglyph site is managed by the Utah Bureau of Land Management. There is a large paved parking area and paved trails. Many of the petroglyphs are easily visible from the road, and the paved, level trails offer excellent views of the glyphs.
Accessible Trails and destinations in Cedar City, Parowan, and Brian Head
Many of the attractions and destinations around us in Cedar City and Parowan are ADA/ABA accessible. Some notable accessible destinations include the Southern Utah Museum of Art, Frontier Homestead State Park, Parowan Gap Petroglyphs, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Southern Utah University campus, as well as many of our local businesses and restaurants.
Frontier Homestead State Park
Wheelchair-accessible museum, gift shop, restrooms, pathways to outdoor exhibits and activities, and two wheelchair-accessible picnic areas/tables. The Frontier Homestead also offers a cell phone audio tour option with information from interpretive signs and exhibit features. A written copy of the audio tour information is also available upon request.
Southern Utah Museum of Art
The Southern Utah Museum of Art is committed to making the museum accessible to all visitors. Their goal is to prioritize accessibility in visitor exhibition experience, and all community programming. Learn more about accessibility at the Southern Utah Museum of Art here.
Utah Shakespeare Festival
The Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre features ramp access to the main level, and elevator access up to the balcony. Wheelchair users have a wide choice of seats, with accessible spots available in the front and rear orchestra, as well as the balcony. Accessible parking is located on Shakespeare Lane, and the theater also includes accessible restrooms.
The Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre features equally good access. Accessible parking is available on Shakespeare Lane, and a drop-off area is located next to the theater on University Avenue. There’s barrier-free access to the building, with accessible seating available in the front rows. Additionally, there’s a barrier-free path to the concession area and the accessible restrooms.
The Randall L. Jones Theatre – offers accessible parking on nearby Shakespeare Lane. There is level access to the theater from the back patio, with accessible seating available in the back orchestra section. There’s also level access to the concession area and the accessible restrooms in this theater.
Additionally, there’s level access to Seminar Grove (where the play orientations and seminars are held) and the Greenshow area. (info courtesy of emerginghorizons.com)
For exploring, the Cedar Trail System is a network of paved trails that wind through red rock views, parks, and the town. Find a trail map and learn more about the system here.
ADA Accessible Camping & Picnic Areas
Point Supreme Campground at Cedar Breaks National Monument: Two wheel-chair accessible campsites within the Point Supreme campground. Located near the campground restrooms. Restrooms are accessible and have showers with hot water. Learn more.
Cedar Canyon Campground - DIxie National Forest: Paved roads, two ADA-accessible campsites, and a large group site. ADA Accessible restrooms are available. Learn more.
Cedar City Main Street Park Pavillion: ADA-accessible picnic tables, parking, and pavilion
Ann J. Gardner Canyon Park: Paved trails. ADA-accessible picnic tables, parking, and pavilion