Our drive today took us from Jacob Lake, Arizona north into Utah and on to Cedar City. As we headed north along 89A we came to the LeFevre Overlook. This overlook provides great views into southern Utah of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
We continued on to Fredonia and then west through the Kaibab Indian Reservation and on to Short Creek which is the area consisting of both Colorado City, Arizona and Hilldale, Utah. The two towns border each other and were originally founded in 1913 as a small ranching town and eventually became home to the Mormon Fundamentalist in the 1930s. The goal today is to turn the community into a tourist area. We saw a new RV Park (not yet opened) being constructed and looks like it will open soon? It is a gorgeous area and we are happy to see it, hopefully, bounding back after it’s not so positive reputation.
After crossing the border into Utah at Hilldale it isn’t much further to the beautiful Hurricane Valley, home to St. George, Hurricane, La Verkin, and Toquerville and close to Zion National Park. It is also where you can catch I-15.
Before long we arrived in Cedar City along the I-15. The city is home to approximately 33,000 people, Southern Utah University, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. It is a nice, clean, tidy city which sits at over 6,000 feet elevation.
Cedar Canyon is just to the east of the city along Highway 14 which leads to Bryce Canyon National Park and other areas of interest. Our RV park is just east of the city about 5 miles.
The entrance to the RV park is easily identified and goes up a short steep hill. You do not want to meet a big rig coming down the hill so just be careful upon entering.
Campground: Cedar Canyon Retreat RV Park and Campground
Location: Cedar City, Utah (east of the city about 5 miles along Highway 14)
Site: RV 1 (long pull thru)
Services: FHU (50AMP)
Comments: A lovely, small campground with great canyon views. Some of the sites may be a bit unlevel. The staff was very accommodating and efficient with check-in.
We enjoyed out stay here and would return.
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