Edge of the Cedars State Park
Edge of the Cedars State Park

Pottery Edge of the Cedars State Park is an archaeological site and museum located in Blanding on the grounds of a former Ancestral Puebloan/Anasazi village. The 6.65-acre park's main attraction is its impressive collection of artifacts and ruins. The Edge of the Cedars museum houses the largest collection of Ancestral Puebloan pottery and relics in southeastern Utah. A restored kiva located behind the museum provides an insider's look the unique dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people. Edge of the Cedars State Park is a designated State Historical Monument and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The state park was incorporated in 1974 and is managed by the Division of Utah State Parks and Recreation.

Nineteenth-century cowboys from nearby Bluff nicknamed the area Edge of the Cedars because of its natural boundary between forest and desert. The park is located at 6,049 feet elevation. In addition to the museum and ruins, there is a short paved trail landscaped with native plants and outdoor sculptures, a picnic area, and restrooms. Camping is not permitted. Edge of the Cedars State Park is open Mondays through Saturdays year-round. The park is located 21 miles south of Monticello, and can be reached by following signs from Highway 191 for one mile from Blanding.

Edge of the Cedars State Park: http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/edge-of-the-cedars

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July, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Jul 01, 2016
Stars & S'mores
Jul 02, 2016
Stan Bronson Concert- Down From the Mountain
Jul 04, 2016
Blanding 4th of July Celebration
Jul 04, 2016
5th Annual Jason Workman Memorial Ride
Jul 07, 2016
Great Arizona Puppet Theater
Jul 08, 2016 - Jul 09, 2016
San Juan Ranch Horse Sale & Ranch Roping
Jul 08, 2016
Monticello Outdoor Movies at the Park- Thief Lord
Jul 09, 2016
Lecture: Ute Rock Art of Western Colorado and the Uintah Ouray Reservation
Jul 09, 2016
Hillman Triathon
Jul 09, 2016
Open House at the Historic Hyland Hotel
Jul 15, 2016
Stars & S'mores
Jul 21, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Jul 21, 2016
Monticello Outdoor Movies at the Park- She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Jul 21, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016
Monticello Pioneer Days
Jul 21, 2016
Ice Cream Social
Jul 23, 2016
Four Corners Monument Annual Appreciation Day
Jul 30, 2016
Stars & S'mores

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Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Aug 04, 2016
Children's Hip Hop artist Mr. Kneel
Aug 05, 2016 - Aug 06, 2016
Abajo Enduro
Aug 05, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
San Juan County Fair
Aug 05, 2016
Monticello Outdoor Movies at the Park- Happy Feet
Aug 11, 2016
Keith Anderson Concert at the San Juan County Fair
Aug 13, 2016
Stars & S'mores
Aug 19, 2016
Monticello Outdoor Movies at the Park- Cheaper By the Dozen
Aug 20, 2016
Canyon Country Discovery Center Grand Opening Celebration
Aug 26, 2016
Stars & S'mores
Aug 27, 2016
Lecture: Re-Excavating Ancient Textiles- Laurie Webster

September, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Sep 03, 2016
Stars & S'mores
Sep 05, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Lessons From the River with Rabbi Shefa Gold
Sep 09, 2016
Monticello Outdoor Movies at the Park- Muppets Take Manhattan
Sep 10, 2016
Indian Summer Festival
Sep 10, 2016
4th Annual Blue Mountain Chase
Sep 10, 2016
Stars & S'mores
Sep 14, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Utah Navajo Fair
Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016
San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 17, 2016
Lecture: Chaco Canyon and the Rise of Complexity in the Middle & Northern San Juan Regions
Sep 18, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016
Archaeological Survey & Mapping in Southeast Utah
Sep 23, 2016
Monticello Outdoor Movies at the Park- Romancing the Stone

October, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Oct 02, 2016 - Oct 08, 2016
Hiking and Archaeology Adventure on Lake Powell
Oct 06, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
Cedar Mesa/Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology with Canyonlands Field Institute
Oct 22, 2016
Lecture: The Lens of History: Documenting Impacts to Archaeological Sites on Cedar Mesa

November, 2016

Nov 18, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016
Monument Valley Balloon Event