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2013 wildflower festival, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah, July 13, 2013 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

Final weekend of Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival 

CEDAR BREAKS – Wildflower enthusiasts and nature lovers take note: This weekend marks the final days of the Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival. Now in its ninth year, the festival is a showcase of color and diversity that only Mother Nature could provide as the forests and meadows of Cedar Breaks are in full bloom. According […]

Explore: Veyo Pool where temps are lower, adventures higher 

VEYO – Located just 17 miles north of St. George, the Veyo Pool and Crawdad Canyon Rock Climbing Park offers an oasis in the desert for locals and tourists alike who want to beat the summer heat – temperatures in Crawdad Canyon are generally 10-15 degrees cooler than St. George – chill in the pool or […]

A unique ecosytem has formed in the Boilers that can't be found any other place on the planet, Washington, Utah, June 11, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

The Boilers: Saving an ecosystem that exists nowhere else on earth 

WASHINGTON CITY – Many growing up in Utah’s Dixie have heard parents and grandparents talk about “the Boilers,” a Washington City pond that was once a local hotspot for cooling down. Transplants to the area may not be aware of this once-popular local gathering place and the fact that various nonnative species enjoy a unique […]

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Temps above 100 degrees; know signs of heat stroke 

ST. GEORGE — As temperatures hold steady above 100 degrees in Southern Utah, some unusual effects may hit individuals not taking necessary precautions. Dehydration, heat exhaustion and eventually heat stroke are conditions that find people ailing and even heading to the emergency room. Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion is less severe than heat stroke and includes two types: water […]

Delicate Arch gives a splendid show of nature at Arches National Park, Moab, Utah, Date not specified | Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Devils Garden reopens early, possible future expansion 

MOAB — After the closure of many featured trails at Arches National Park, including Landscape Arch, Double O Arch and Dark Angel, the Devils Garden renovation project has been completed and the Devils Garden trailhead reopened Monday morning. The purpose of this renovation project was to construct a dedicated tour bus and large RV parking area as well […]

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Explore: A heritage hike along Temple Quarry Trail 

ST. GEORGE – In the heart of town there’s a trail which provides spectacular birds-eye views of St. George, and holds great historical importance. The 2.5-mile-long Temple Quarry Trail is a family-friendly hike for anyone looking to connect with the heritage of St. George. From 1871 till 1874 the Temple Quarry Trail was used by Mormon Pioneers to access the quarry […]

An ancient Bristlecone pine in the Twisted Forest of the Ashdown National Wilderness Area, Dixie National Forest, Utah, July 12, 2013 | Photo by Allison Linder, facebook.com/alinderphotography, St. George News

Explore: Cedar Mountain’s prehistoric Twisted Forest 

CEDAR CITY — Often overlooked by hikers headed to nearby Cedar Breaks National Monument, a sacred grove of prehistoric trees named the “Twisted Forest” lies at the end of a family friendly, mile-long, out-and-back hike a few miles from the resort town of Brian Head. Within the cooler temps of Cedar Mountain, this short stroll takes you […]

View of Parowan Gap traveling from Parowan, Utah, June 6, 2014 | Photo by Kevin Robison, Cedar City News

Parowan Gap new development plans to be announced at Summer Solstice Event 

PAROWAN – Kids and adults alike will gather for the annual Summer Solstice Sunset Event at Parowan Gap Saturday night. The event will include an activity where kids can create their own rock writing, as well as watch the sunset down the middle of the Gap as depicted on the “Zipper Glyph.” New development This […]

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Kanab Zip Line offers high speeds, mile-high thrills 

KANAB – On 40 acres of unspoiled desert landscape sits a sky-high attraction that rivals similar experiences throughout the world for speed, scenery and safety. “I had a couple the other day, and they have been on zip lines all over the world,” Justin Barnes, manager of Kanab Zip Line, said. “They said that third run […]

Grand Canyon National Park North Rim, Grand Canyon, Arizona, September 2012 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

Tour the galaxy with astronomers, Grand Canyon Star Party 

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — The 24th annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held from June 21-28, on both the South and North Rims of Grand Canyon National Park. South Rim On the South Rim, events include a slide show nightly at 8 p.m. in the theater of the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, followed by free telescope viewing […]

Trail crews using motorized wheelbarrows, Zion National Park, Utah, circa 2009-2013 | Photo courtesy of James Brown, St. George News

Summer trail closures in Zion National Park begin 

ZION NATIONAL PARK – The Zion National Park trail crew will begin a multi-year project to rehabilitate several of the trails out of the Weeping Rock shuttle area during the summer of 2014. Trail work will begin Monday. Read St. George News full story on the trail renovation and history:  Nearly 100-year-old trails get major […]

Delicate Arch gives a splendid show of nature at Arches National Park, Moab, Utah, Date not specified | Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Major renovation at Arches National Park limits access, parking 

MOAB – Arches National Park has issued a release warning visitors to the park that access will be limited as the Devils Garden Loop Road and Trailhead will be closed June 16-26 to undergo completion of major renovation. Given recent record-breaking park visitation, the park’s release said, those entering Arches should expect parking to be […]

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Sand Hollow Reservoir’s pesky parasite, dealing with swimmer’s itch 

HURRICANE — With Sand Hollow Mayhem bringing thousands to Sand Hollow Reservoir in Hurricane for a full blown beach party with emphasis on water sports Saturday, the renown swimmer’s itch that many experience after bathing in the state’s warm water reservoir is on many people’s radar. Some people are saying it’s worse this year than ever, while […]

History Professor Josh Kitchen spots a rattlesnake on a rock climbing trip to the Mineral Mountains, Beaver County, Utah, June, 6, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Explore: Rock hounds, climbers behold treasured Mineral Mountains 

BEAVER COUNTY — You don’t have to drive to the Sierras for exceptional gem-hounding or big-wall rock-climbing. Southern Utah’s pristine Mineral Mountains just west of Beaver will fulfill any stone enthusiast’s yearning for rock. Hardly known, except to locals, the Minerals are Utah’s largest exposed mass of solidified molten rock – aka plutonic body – but they […]

View of Parowan Gap traveling from Parowan, Utah, June 6, 2014 | Photo by Kevin Robison, Cedar City News

Ride the Gap takes cyclists through historic Parowan Gap; CCNews Photo Gallery 

PAROWAN – A sea of cyclists could be seen Saturday morning at Lions Park as they lined up for the third annual Ride the Gap cycling event. The event, organized by Spin Geeks and sponsored by Parowan City, is an annual ride with three distances to choose from: 30 miles, 55 miles and 100 miles, […]

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