Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum is a state park and museum of Utah
, USA, located in Blanding
.It is an Ancestral Puebloan archaeological site, a museum, and an archaeological repository. Cowboys from the nearby town of Bluff
camped there in the late 19th century 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. Cedar is a term locals use for the Utah juniper tree.
The Utah Legislature enabled the establishment of Edge of the Cedars State Park as a museum of Indian history and culture. 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.