Photos by Jeff Haflett of Detours
The Grand Circle Association held its quarterly meeting in Cedar City, Sept 28-30, and we had a great time. During our meetings we take time to explore the surrounding area, seeing the marquee attractions and enjoying great activities.
Below is an outline of what association members did in the area. All of these things would be great for families traveling here.
Area information: Cedar City-Brian Head Tourism Bureau
Host hotel: Crystal Inn Hotel Suites & Convention Center
1575 W. 200 N
(435)-586-8888 or 1-888-787-6661
Tony Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival
Kanarra Creek slot canyon hike (see photos above)
Fall Colors and Cedar Breaks National Monument
Kolob Canyons - a lesser-known area in Zion National Park
Explore Historic Downtown Cedar City
Iron Gate Winery
Parowan Gap Pictographs
We ate at the Centro Woodfired Pizzeria, 50 W University Blvd, and found the pizza to be excellent.
Bards Food & Drink Establishment, (1575 W. 200 N, Cedar City, inside the Crystal Inn), provided very good dinner and breakfast meals during our meetings.
During late September, we found that fall colors were in full swing around Cedar Breaks, which is located at a high elevation. Colors were just starting to change in Cedar City itself, and in Kanarra Canyon.
Two of our members stayed in cabins at Navajo Lake, on top of Cedar Mountain east of town, and had an enjoyable time.