Edge of the Cedars State Park

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Edge of the Cedars State Park

Utah

(435) 678-2238

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Overview

Edge of The Cedars State Park is the site of a pre-Colombian Pueblo Indian ruin and a modern museum, which is the regional archaeological repository for southeast Utah. Remains of the Ancestral Pueblo Indian Village with its unique architectural structures is a testament to the Indian civilization that once flourished in southeastern Utah. Edge of the Cedars museum houses an excellent collection of Anasazi pottery and other exceptional ancient Indian artifacts. Additional exhibits display cultural materials and information about Navajo and Utah Indians. Edge of the Cedars State Park is located in Blanding. A picnic area is available, but there is no camping.

Map of Edge of the Cedars (UT)

Latitude, Longitude: 37.627080, -109.489317

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Activities

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Auto/motorcycle touring oppurtunities.

  • Hiking

    Interpretive trails are available in the park.

  • Historic Sites

    Visit Edge of the Cedars Pueblo, a village inhabited by the ancestors of contemporary Puebloan peoples from AD 825 to 1125, and climb down a ladder to enter the 1,000-year-old kiva. Cowboys from nearby Bluff camped here in the late 1800s and called the site Edge of the Cedars because it sits on the edge of a natural boundary, separating a heavily forested region and a treeless landscape to the south. Today, the facility serves as the primary repository for archaeological materials excavated from public lands in southeast Utah, and includes archives and a research library.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is encouraged, and picnicking site available.

Directions

Driving

Follow signs from US 191, within the city limits of Blanding, for one mile to the park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(435) 678-2238

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