Cedar City, Utah, is about 250 miles south of Salt Lake City. It was originally settled in late 1851 by Mormon pioneers originating from Parowan, Utah. It is the home of Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespearean Festival, the Utah Summer Games, the Neil Simon Theatre Festival, and other events. The population is about 30,000 (nice to be in a real city again!), and has an elevation about 5,800 ft. It’s named after the abundance of local trees, which are actually Junipers (What? You couldn’t call your city “Juniper City”?).
Click here to hear about the most awful bike ride I have ever been on, from Milford, UT to Cedar City, UT
Click here to read about the website nightmare the following day—my rest day, in Cedar City, UT