Welcome to Festival City, USA! Cedar City is home to three world-class theaters and hosts the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival summer through fall. The closest mountain getaway from Las Vegas, Cedar City is 20 degrees cooler than Zion. It's 20 minutes from the Kotob entrance into Zion National Park, 30 minutes to Cedar Breaks National Monument and 90 minutes to Bryce Canyon National Park. World-class skiing at Brian Head is 30 miles away. Nearby, enjoy mountain biking, ATV trails, trout fishing and an 18-hole golf course across the street. On-site amenities include a pool, a playground, horseshoes, ice cream and a 4,000-square-foot coin-operated laundry.
Other than the biting gnats, the kids loved it
We stayed here for three days to head to Zion and the experience was less then stellar. the campsite was built on what used to be the putt putt court and is located by the road so you can hear anything that passes by at any time of the day. The staff is friendly and the bathrooms are very clean which is why its getting the twi stars but avoid at all costs if using a tent.
We were tent camping at this campground which is the only reason it will not get 5 stars from us. The campground itself is great, especially the bathrooms are surprisingly amazing. And here comes the but: the tent sites are right on the street without much of a barrier (a small wooden fence on one site, but nothing else). Everybody can just walk on the site. The noise is also awful if you're staying there during the main season. If you're staying with a camper you're probably ok.
We rented a cabin, the first cabin curtains were too small and I thought they would just send someone with different curtains. They upgraded us to a bigger cabin and were very apologetic about it. the area was very close to Zion National Park and Cedar Point National Monument! Beautiful!