It's no wonder Cedar City was on the list of one of the "20 Best Places to Live the West" by American Cowboy Magazine. Not that I'm partial or anything!!!
Along with our incredible outdoor recreation, we are near Cedar Breaks National Monument, Kolob Cayons, Bryce Canyon, Brian Head Resort, Dixie National Forest, Zion National Park and, of course, we can't forget the red rocks of St. George and our favorite place to swim...Sand Hollow Reservoir.
We are called "Festival City" for a reason. We host the Utah Summer Games which is Utah's version of the Olympics on a yearly basis (runs June 8th to 26th, 2011), the Utah Shakespearean Festival (June 23rd to October 29th, 2011), the Great American Stampede (September), the Cedar Livestock Heritage Festival (October), The Neil Simon Festival (July and August) to name just a few.
How many cities do you know where you have to stop for herds of sheep or cows? On my pet sitting rounds last week, I came across a cow walking out of the Cedar City Airport parking lot. He was as big as our car.
We have lived here since 2007 and I still laugh when I come across this type of thing. Having a herd pass around your cars is a regular occurance. I'm always sticking my arms out to try to pet them. I know the cowboys think I'm totally whacked but I love it and I want to pet them all (the animals not the cowboys).
We hope you visit us some time.
I've included some pictures of our surrounding sites. Bruce and our son, Chris, love to hike our surrounding mountains. We also love taking the dogs swimming in the lakes.