“During this spectacular display, visitors to the monument will be able to see paintbrush and primrose, lupine and larkspur, and a spectrum of other flowers in meadows, woods, and marshes,” said Paul Roelandt, the park superintendent.
Guided walks will be offered every day at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The walks, approximately 30 minutes in length, will focus on what is currently blooming in the park. On festival weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a variety of family-friendly activities will be available in the Point Supreme area. Activities will include “Wildflower Bingo,” flower and pollinator crafts, sidewalk chalk, solar scope viewing, games, and more.
A “Wildflowers of Cedar Breaks” app featuring common wildflowers with general description information and traditional uses is available online. Internet and cell service is limited at Cedar Breaks.
During the festival, Cedar Breaks will also host Zion Canyon Forever Field Program courses. These classes include “Cedar Mountain Wildflowers” July 14, “Wildflower Journaling” July 15, and “Cedar Breaks Geology” July 22. More information and registration are available at zionpark.org/programs or by calling (435) 772-3264.
Cedar Breaks National Monument is located 23 miles east of Cedar City, along State Route 148 between State Route 14 and Brian Head. The park entrance fee is $6 per person ages 16 and older. Those traveling to the festival should come prepared for cool weather and elevations over 10,000 feet.
Updated festival events and activities, self-guided maps, and reference lists will be available at the Monument’s Information Center. More information is available online or by calling (435) 586-0787 ext. 4031.