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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May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
May 29, 2015 - Jun 02, 2015
Art on the San Juan River with Artist Shari Rene
May 30, 2015
Monticello H.S. Golf Team Fundraiser at the Hideout Golf Club

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May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
May 29, 2015 - Jun 02, 2015
Art on the San Juan River with Artist Shari Rene
Jun 04, 2015 - Jun 05, 2015
Magician Cody Landstrom
Jun 05, 2015
Hideout Golf Club Spring Couples Tournament
Jun 06, 2015
Artisan Expo at the Frontier Museum- Anita Hathale
Jun 06, 2015
Monticello Parks & Beautification Fundraising Gala
Jun 07, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015
Yoga on the San Juan River
Jun 13, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015
Arch & Horsehead Golf Tournament
Jun 13, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- The Atcitty Singers
Jun 17, 2015 - Jun 20, 2015
Family Fun on Redrock Run- Upper San Juan River
Jun 19, 2015 - Jun 20, 2015
Chee Family Pow-wow
Jun 19, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Bob McPherson
Jun 20, 2015
Monticello Community Center Grand Opening/Open House
Jun 20, 2015
Lecture: Glimpses of Chaco in Utah
Jun 20, 2015
Colors of San Juan Fun Run/Walk
Jun 26, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Craig Crippen
Jun 29, 2015 - Jul 02, 2015
Earth, Water, Sky, Summer Science Camp

July, 2015

May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Jun 29, 2015 - Jul 02, 2015
Earth, Water, Sky, Summer Science Camp
Jul 03, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Kristen Keele Miner & the Miner Family Performers
Jul 04, 2015
Firecracker 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Jul 10, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Jolynne Kirkwood
Jul 11, 2015
Lecture: Yucca House/Snider's Well: The Case of a Different Cradleboard
Jul 11, 2015
Storyteller: Indiana Bones
Jul 24, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015
Pioneer Day Festival
Jul 30, 2015
Great Arizona Puppet Theater
Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
San Juan County Fair
Jul 31, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Shelley Mason

August, 2015

May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
San Juan County Fair
Aug 01, 2015
Tractor Pull
Aug 01, 2015
2nd Annual Abajo Endruo Downhill Bike Race
Aug 14, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015
2015 Southern Company Contest Pow-Wow
Aug 22, 2015
Lecture: Birds in Ancestral Pueblo Rock Art and Culture

September, 2015

May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Sep 10, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
3rd Annual Indian Summer Festival
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
Utah Navajo Fair & Rodeo
Sep 26, 2015
Lecture: Closer Than We Know

October, 2015

Oct 10, 2015
Newspaper Rock 10K & 26K
Oct 24, 2015
Lecture: Repatriation and Reburial after 25 Years on NAGPRA in the Southwest