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Cedar Breaks National Monument

State Highway 143, Cedar City, UT 84720
+1 435-586-9451
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Cedar Breaks is truly a national treasure, it's a must see kind of trip. It is hard to describe... read more

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Frances G
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Alpine trail was my favorite.

This is so peaceful and the views include a variety of red rocks and green trees and A crisp smell... read more

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A smaller version of Bryce Canyon, this 2,500-foot deep basin filled with strange limestone formations in a vivid array of colors and hues offers breathtaking views on a five-mile drive along the rim. This naturally formed amphitheater has guided walks in the summer and a few designated hiking trails.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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State Highway 143, Cedar City, UT 84720
+1 435-586-9451
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cedar Breaks is truly a national treasure, it's a must see kind of trip. It is hard to describe, you just have to go! Not only is beautiful to see, the park rangers and those working in the little shops are friendly. The day we...More

Thank Frances G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is so peaceful and the views include a variety of red rocks and green trees and A crisp smell of pine. Our timing was off, you could tell that all the wildflowers were about ready to bloom. I imagine once they bloom it would...More

Thank lovelaughsew
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed our visit...informative, and beautiful. A star gazing show is scheduled every Saturday evening!

Thank carolyncarriage
Reviewed 5 days ago

By far this is the most beautiful place on our way from Cedar City to Bryce Canyon. The view here is simply amazing. Rangers here are very friendly and less burdened as compared with the heavily visited Bryce Canyon. There are several nice trails connecting...More

Thank Cellowu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous views, great hiking trails, wildflowers galore and NO CROWDS! A truly magical place. The campground looked wonderful!

Thank Jann01
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to drive south of Salt Lake City for a weekend getaway. We spent the night in Cedar City and drove to Cedar Breaks National Park. This is part of the formation which forms Bryce Canyon NP. In Cedar Breaks you...More

Thank masseyfj5
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Panguitch for multiple days and were planning to spend a day in Bryce. So. we were looking for another good side trip and decided to go to Cedar City via Cedar Breaks Monument. What a fortuitous decision. Amazing views. Snow still...More

Thank TimoniumBob
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled here shortly after it opened for the summer. There were still signs of snow from the storm a couple weeks prior to my visit. Because of the elevation, this a unique experience.

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is small but startlingly beautiful. The best time to visit is apparently July, when it is not quite so cold and the wildflowers are in bloom. Remember that it is over 10,000 feet up -- even the walk from the parking lot will...More

Thank mdiv2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no idea that there was such beautiful Alpine-esque country in Utah. Beautiful cedar forrest, lava flows, mountain meadows, and clear lakes...

Thank West-Ky-Travelers
Nearby Restaurants
Pizanos Pizza
135 reviews
6.55 km away
General Store
21 reviews
6.57 km away
cedar breaks cafe
45 reviews
7.78 km away
Sook Jai
10 reviews
6.55 km away
Nearby Attractions
Brian Head Resort
222 reviews
6.38 km away
Thunder Mountain Motorsports, Inc.
50 reviews
7.94 km away
George's Ski Shop
15 reviews
5.47 km away
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We are traveling in early September to Zion area. What is the weather like? How long will we need to see Zion, Bryce and cedar breaks? We are staying two nights in Springdale.
24 April 2017|
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Response from Carl M | Reviewed this property |
September time is perfect weather for Cedar Breaks, Zion & Bryce. It will be very cool in Cedar Breaks (10,000 feet) the EVENINGS so bring jackets. The end of September you should start seeing some really awesome colors... More
Beverly S
We are going back home to Mn. Next Tuesday March 28. We will have the afternoon and the next morning for site seeing. Photo taking. We have a small dog. What should we see and anything we shouldn't miss. We are unable to hike due to health issues.
22 March 2017|
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Response from 339christinah | Reviewed this property |
It is only a very short and flat walk from the visitors center to the main overlook at Cedar Breaks. Since there is still snowpack, you may have to enter from the Brian Head ski resort side.
we will be driving from vegas to bryce, plan to stay overnight in cedar city and visit cedar breaks before going onto bryce. how much time should I allow to see cedar breaks?
8 March 2017|
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Response from Marvin W | Reviewed this property |
You don't say when you plan to visit CB. Be advised that CB is officially closed during winter. Today (3/22/17) the Monument's website states that the expected opening for this season is mid May. The Monument lies at an... More