Cedar Breaks National Monument Travel Guide

  • Cedar Breaks
    Cedar Breaks
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    Ranger hang out
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  • 10,350 feet
    10,350 feet
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Cedar Breaks National Monument Highlights

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     Intimate setting 

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     You'll be 10,000 ft (3,048 meters) in elevation. 

  • In a nutshell
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     Cross another spot off my list to visit 

Cedar Breaks National Monument Things to Do

  • Utah: plenty of scenic wonders

    We visited Cedar Breaks in the middle of May, 2006. I had researched our Utah adventure enough to know that the trails at Cedar Breaks are only along the rim. We were staying in St. George so it was only a short drive up to Cedar Breaks. We got there early, around 10:30. Left 90+ degrees in St. George and headed up to 10,000 plus feet and it was in...

  • Nice side trip

    The drive on Hwy 14 between Cedar City and Bryce is very scenic with amazing views of Zion and even Arizona. Cedar Breaks is a short distance off on Hwy 148 and is worth the slight diversion. The national monument is a nice introduction to what you will see in Bryce but on a smaller scale and at a higher elevation. We found alot of pretty wild...


    Save the best for last? Rows of eroded hoodoos stand like so many toy soldiers in colorful array, a preview of Bryce? Orange Ridge attracts your immediate attention. catch your breath for the viewpoint is 10435 ft/3181 m high!


    Stop number three, this overlooks Chessmen Ridge which acts as the center aisle for the coliseum that is Cedar Breaks. During the winter - approximately mid-October through late May - the Park road is closed. You can access the Park at these times via snowmobile, snowshoe or ski from the Brian Head ski area two miles to the north. From the turnout...


    The next turnout north of Point Supreme is Sunset View. Another turnout and another look out over the colors and wonders of Cedar Breaks. Cedar City can be seen many thousands feet lower and several miles to the west.


    The Wasatch Rampart trail takes off from the parking lot at Point Supreme and heads along the plateau rim to Point Spectra in one mile - two miles to the Rampart viewpoint. Spectra Point is centered among white dolomitic rock offering a colorful counterpoint to the pinks and yellows of the amphitheater. Growing out from the limestone soil, 1500...


Cedar Breaks National Monument Off The Beaten Path

  • Who needs to pedal here anyway?

    Bombing downhill has its ups and downs, figuratively. A mean-spirited rock smashed into Michienne's deurailler and mangled it, paralyzing the chain and shifting mechanism.We were about halfway down, so it really didn't matter so long as his breaks worked! He just piled the chain into a ball along the frame, secured it and rode on.

  • Brianhead Ski/Mountainbike Resort

    The peak is 11307 feet. We were shuttled to the top with our bikes and bombed down the mountain on a trail of our choice and skill level. Absolutely gorgeous! Aspens, pines, glades, thickets, you name it. And speed! 98% downhill for five miles, what a dream come true.

  • The Break

    This photo gives credence to the area's namesake. The region is just a small pocket of orange rock then it continues on as thick evergreen forest (yum).


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