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The opportunity to reset, relax, and rediscover the beauty of southern Utah is calling our name. Take in stories of the past between rock walls adorned with petroglyphs. Discover new and exciting views on a snowshoe hike into Cedar Breaks National Monument. Grab a drink, and explore Historic Downtown Cedar City, and ignite a creative spark at the Southern Utah Museum of Art.
With incredible high-elevation views hitting the trails throughout and around Brian Head is a must! Whether you have gear of your own or need to rent some these trails are ready to show off the wonders of southern Utah. You can choose a trail that keeps you closer to town from the Brian Head Town Trails map or embark on a little high adventure with a snowshoe hike into Cedar Breaks National Monument. Parking is available at the north overlook.
For a unique winter view of Cedar Breaks National Monument, check out the Cedar Breaks Rim Trail (highlighted in pink on the linked map). This is a long trail but it can be shortened as needed and it is well worth the views!
Brian Head is a 40-minute drive from Cedar City. Checking weather conditions and snowpack ahead of time is recommended.
It’s no secret that the stunning landscapes of Southern Utah are a favorite for artists. The vistas and canyons of Zion National park, the sweeping desert views, the intricate formations of Cedar Breaks National Monument, have all found their way onto canvas, print, or digital art.
Spark creativity with a visit to the Southern Utah Museum of Art before heading out to visit other local galleries, or create a masterpiece of your own. This state-of-the-art museum on the campus of Southern Utah University features the artwork of regional artists known for their landscapes, as well as emerging and distinguished artists from around the country. The robust collection from local artist Jimmie F. Jones exemplifies the beautiful landscapes of the area.
Minutes away you can continue your Cedar City art journey with a visit to Artisans Gallery. This local gallery offers art and handcrafted items from local artists in a wide variety of mediums.
With a year spent so far apart, a chance to reconnect with ourselves and the world around us through yoga in a calm and relaxed environment is high on our list of things to do. So treat yourself to a class from one of our incredible local studios, Bristlecone or Cedar Yoga Space.
A new addition to downtown Cedar City, Bristlecone offers a combination of hot yoga classes as well as classic yoga throughout the day. With a mission to offer inclusive classes for everyone’s health routine, they are thoughtful in the way they structure their courses. At Bristlecone they believe the “process of coming home to your body is worth sharing and worth showing up for.” With a restorative yoga class behind you, a hot tea in hand, and a Tuscan bagel sandwich in front of you, it’s an ideal afternoon.
Designed to create a calm, nurturing atmosphere for practicing yoga, Cedar Yoga Space is a great option for an afternoon of relaxation and uplifting company. Their studio is open to all skill levels and provides various yoga styles and special events. These special events include anything from sound bath ceremonies, to handstand workshops, to yoga for panic and anxiety. A schedule of special events, private sessions, and classes can be found on their website.
Have you had the chance to take a winter drive through the north side of Zion National Park? The Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park is located at Exit 40 on I-15 and is less than a half-hour drive from Cedar City.
The 5-mile scenic drive along the Kolob Canyons Road allows visitors to view the crimson canyons and gain access to various trails and scenic viewpoints. For sweeping views and a little fire and ice effect as towering crimson cliffs are dusted with snow, this short scenic drive is a must. If you need an extra dose of adventure plan for a hike along the Taylor Creek (Middle Fork) Trail. The trail follows the middle fork of Taylor Creek in Kolob Canyons; winding past two homestead cabins and ending at the Double Arch Alcove.
Kolob Canyons requires a National Park Pass or the purchase of a Zion National Park day-use entrance fee. In winter the road is subject to close due to snow or ice. Check conditions and learn more at the National Park Service website.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of stepping into a place that calls you back in time. A place that connects you with those who walked there before can be almost therapeutic in the power of connections found there. Between the walls of the Parowan Gap and the stories of the past etched into the dark sandstone, it’s easy to immerse yourself in the quiet and your surroundings.
With over 1,500 petroglyphs on 90 panels, there are so many stories to discover here. The walls of dark Navajo sandstone are adorned with stories of the past, etched into history by various tribes and peoples who used this natural thoroughfare. From the iconic Zipper Glyph to a small mountain goat etched carefully behind a larger stone, it’s incredible what can be found here.
The Parowan Gap is 13 miles north of Cedar City on Hwy 130.
A drink in hand and a stunning red rock view, that’s exactly how we picture an evening well-spent on vacation! With a visit to Cedar City, you might not expect to find southern Utah’s premier winery and an incredible nano-brewery within blocks of each other. But finding your new favorite blend at IG Winery and trying out signature craft beers at Policy Kings Brewery is easy to accomplish.
Learn more and plan your trip at visitcedarcity.com.
Original Article: https://www.ksl.com/article/50095102/5-must-see-places-to-visit-in-cedar-city-this-winter
By Visit Cedar City | Posted – Feb. 8, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
CEDAR CITY — The Bristlecone Company opened to the community on June 1 to offer Cedar City’s only hot yoga studio, New York City bagels and help residents focus on connecting to themselves as well as the community.
Bristlecone is both a yoga studio, featuring several types of yoga classes, and a café that serves coffee, bagels and small entrees. Business partners Chelsee Robinson and Joann Stevens co-own and manage the company; Robinson manages the yoga studio and Stevens runs the café.
Robinson told Cedar City News Bristlecone’s slogan is “Coffee, Yoga, Connect” because “connection fosters everything,” and they hope to provide multiple ways to connect through the company.
“We decided to partner a café with a yoga studio – so it’s a fusion of two things – but they both foster connection,” Robinson said. “Whether it’s over a cup of coffee or you’re connected to your own body in a yoga class, you’re here to connect. When we’re connected with ourselves and others, that’s where creativity is born.”
Robinson specializes in trauma-informed yoga, and said connection also helps in other ways, especially in children.
“If they are truly connected to something, they are more likely to be successful and have less suicidal thoughts and less chances of addiction,” she said.
Robinson turned to yoga after teaching mathematics in school.
“I taught math and I really was more intuitive at teaching body awareness and self-regulation,” she said. “That wasn’t really a subject in school, so I kind of made it my own subject.”
She began with classes specialized for children who have been abused through the Children’s Justice Center, and Bristlecone soon grew from that program.
“I started partnering with the CJC, and we have classes for kids that have been abused,” Robinson said. “I had started teaching them and the program got so big that I needed my own space and this is just how it happened.”
Bristlecone’s yoga studio currently offers hot yoga, hot strength training, yoga and hot Pilates among other exercise classes, and Robinson intends to add trauma-informed and resilience yoga as well.
Robinson said she and Stevens are friends, and complement each other in the business with the goal of focusing on the community.
“I don’t think you can find a duo that are more opposite than Joann and I are, or more dedicated to the community,” she said. “We always come back together on what is best for the kids of Iron County and first responders.”
She added that Stevens has experience in managing cafes as well as helping businesses be more successful in turning a profit, and their strengths accompany each other well.
“We kind of took the leap together, and now she’s making money for herself and not just other people,” Robinson said. “She’s kind of like the organized side of the brain and I’m the creative side of the brain. Just like I educated her in yoga, she educated me in bagels.”
Bristlecone’s café features authentic New York bagels, which are shipped from New York and baked in the café..
“They get shiny and fluff right up,” Robinson said.
Robinson also credits Bristlecone’s successful opening to her partnership with Stevens.
“This was a lot to pull off,” she said. “I could have never done this without her, I don’t think she could’ve done it without me. We’re always pushing each other.”
Robinson added another unique aspect of Bristlecone is the all-inclusive nature of the company, which includes gender-neutral bathrooms and does not distinguish between certain levels of yoga participants.
“Through the café, the bathrooms and the yoga studio everyone is welcome,” Robinson said. “We don’t have levels on any of our classes. It doesn’t matter where you’re at. We, as a team, talked about what exact verbiage you use to make sure everyone feels included but also push them to their maximum potential.”
Bristlecone is located at 67 West Center Street in Cedar City, and retains some of the features of the building’s use as a garage in its design, as well as furniture from shuttered The Garden House restaurant. Robinson credited Wyatt Larsen of Strategy Laboratories with being able to preserve parts of the restaurant, which has been closed.
“We wanted to keep the industrial feel,” she said. “He reupholstered it, he fixed it, he made it usable and then he made it fit the vibe too. The two banisters are the ones that went up the stairs at The Garden House and then he fixed it so they could hang vertically.”
Bristlecone is open Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit Bristlecone Company’s website or find the company on social media.
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