Cedar Breaks National Monument is an American National Monument located in the state of Utah, just 73 miles (117 km) northeast of St. George, Utah. It’s an accredited dark sky park, considered “a mecca for astrotourism” by the International Dark Sky Association. To this, the park hosts occasional star parties, light pollution and dark sky defense lectures, the Southwest Astronomy Festival celebrated at various locations within Southern Utah and Northern Arizona, and a master astronomy program for citizens to learn more about astronomy, stargazing, how to use telescopes, and protecting the dark skies of Southern Utah — all of which are shared and announced via their website. Camping is also available, each site accompanied with a picnic table and fire pit or grill. For more information, please visit online or call (435) 586-0787 extension 4040.
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