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Old 08-06-2018, 12:53 PM
 
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Hi guys!

My wife and I are looking at various areas to retire to and one of them is Cedar City. We really like to do outdoor things, like hiking, driving down dirt roads, photography and shooting. We're wondering how much BLM land is around Cedar City and how accessible it is.

Thanks!
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:44 PM
 
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Hi guys!

My wife and I are looking at various areas to retire to and one of them is Cedar City. We really like to do outdoor things, like hiking, driving down dirt roads, photography and shooting. We're wondering how much BLM land is around Cedar City and how accessible it is.

Thanks!
You did not say why you would like to live in Cedar City, but whatever you want to do in Utah, you can do almost anywhere in this State, as long as you do not do any more than that, meaning within the areas allowed to do that.

Shooting, for instance, can be hazardous because of the dry conditions and you can cause wildfires because of that.
Driving outside areas where you do not have "established" dirt roads is very detrimental to the area and can cause considerable damage.

Cedar City itself, do some research and read up on old posts about that area. There are some areas where you do not want to be when it comes to possible disaster areas. The climate is not that perfect there. Winters can be very harsh and summers very windy.
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Old 08-06-2018, 04:31 PM
 
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You did not say why you would like to live in Cedar City, but whatever you want to do in Utah, you can do almost anywhere in this State, as long as you do not do any more than that, meaning within the areas allowed to do that.

Shooting, for instance, can be hazardous because of the dry conditions and you can cause wildfires because of that.
Driving outside areas where you do not have "established" dirt roads is very detrimental to the area and can cause considerable damage.

Cedar City itself, do some research and read up on old posts about that area. There are some areas where you do not want to be when it comes to possible disaster areas. The climate is not that perfect there. Winters can be very harsh and summers very windy.
Thank you for your response Irman,

As mentioned, we only drive on established roads, not across the desert. And you might notice, we are from Las Vegas, so we are well aware of shooting only when conditions are favorable. As for why we would are looking at Cedar City, well, we now live in Las Vegas, so Cedar City is quite close with a very different climate. We also think that Utah will continue to be a conservative state long into the future, which Nevada certainly isn't.

The reason I was asking about the BLM land near Cedar City is because you can go hiking, driving (where allowed), shooting (when and where appropriate) and photography anywhere in BLM areas without having to get permission or permits to do so.

We haven't made a trip to Cedar City with the object of looking to move there yet, only as attendees of the Shakespeare Festival and a couple of shooting events. Obviously, a trip to check out the area closely is needed and we will make the determination as to whether Cedar City is a good fit for us following that trip.
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:16 PM
 
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John, you will find that Utah will fit you because of your outlook on the area.

Welcome to Utah and "Haff Phun"

By the way, I do not know if this might interest you but when it comes to outdoor activities, look into flying a Powered Parachute in Utah. This State is almost God's Gift to mankind when it comes to flying an ultralight.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:25 AM
 
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Thank you for your response Irman,

As mentioned, we only drive on established roads, not across the desert. And you might notice, we are from Las Vegas, so we are well aware of shooting only when conditions are favorable. As for why we would are looking at Cedar City, well, we now live in Las Vegas, so Cedar City is quite close with a very different climate. We also think that Utah will continue to be a conservative state long into the future, which Nevada certainly isn't.

>>>snip<<<
I wouldn't hang my hat on the "long" part. It gets purpler by the day.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:47 PM
 
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I wouldn't hang my hat on the "long" part. It gets purpler by the day.
I wish, but I see little indication of that.

This election four house seats and one senate seat are up for election. Only one house seat is even competitive and if I had to make a bet, I would bet, the incumbent, Mia Love, will hang on to her seat.

The GOP holds every state office and vastly outnumbers democrats in the state legislature.

When it starts to change, let me know.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:22 AM
 
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I wish, but I see little indication of that.

This election four house seats and one senate seat are up for election. Only one house seat is even competitive and if I had to make a bet, I would bet, the incumbent, Mia Love, will hang on to her seat.

The GOP holds every state office and vastly outnumbers democrats in the state legislature.

When it starts to change, let me know.
Oh, it will take years, to be sure. In the meantime Love is at least being challenged. And recent events in San Juan county also offer hope.
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:39 PM
 
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Thank you for your response Irman,

As mentioned, we only drive on established roads, not across the desert. And you might notice, we are from Las Vegas, so we are well aware of shooting only when conditions are favorable. As for why we would are looking at Cedar City, well, we now live in Las Vegas, so Cedar City is quite close with a very different climate. We also think that Utah will continue to be a conservative state long into the future, which Nevada certainly isn't.

The reason I was asking about the BLM land near Cedar City is because you can go hiking, driving (where allowed), shooting (when and where appropriate) and photography anywhere in BLM areas without having to get permission or permits to do so.

We haven't made a trip to Cedar City with the object of looking to move there yet, only as attendees of the Shakespeare Festival and a couple of shooting events. Obviously, a trip to check out the area closely is needed and we will make the determination as to whether Cedar City is a good fit for us following that trip.
I was just wondering if you decided to move to Cedar City. We have been looking at that area as well and most definitely plan on moving there for the same reasons. I do see it as a very red state. We met people there and they said Cedar City is like going back to the 50's. We did experience that when we saw school kids just dropping there back-backs in front of the convenience story at the gas station with no worries that somebody would steal them. Looking forward to many drives up the 14. We are sold on Cedar City and are anxiously waiting on the sale of our house here in Southern California, which is being taken over by the homeless and illegals.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:36 PM
 
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"We did experience that when we saw school kids just dropping there back-backs in front of the convenience story at the gas station with no worries that somebody would steal them".
The reason they leave their backpacks outside is they aren't allowed to take them inside to prevent theft from the store.
Nothing old fashioned there and not exclusive to Cedar City either.
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Old 04-12-2019, 02:01 AM
 
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I was just wondering if you decided to move to Cedar City.
Sorry for the delay in posting!

We aren't moving quite yet. Just checking into areas that we find interesting.
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