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Address: State Highway 143, Cedar City, UT 84720
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+1 435-586-9451
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A smaller version of Bryce Canyon, this 2,500-foot deep basin filled with...

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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A beautiful spot (that we almost missed) between the northern edge of Zion NP and Bryce Canyon NP

We reached Cedar City earlier than planned, so after a late lunch, headed out to Cedar Breaks for an afternoon excursion. The gorgeous drive up the mountains leads to the high... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We reached Cedar City earlier than planned, so after a late lunch, headed out to Cedar Breaks for an afternoon excursion. The gorgeous drive up the mountains leads to the high alpine meadows, where this National Monument's visitors' center is located. It's a lovely place, with very friendly and helpful park rangers/guides and not overly crowded with visitors. After some... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great LITTLE park. You can drive through it in 20 minutes without stopping but there are several turnouts to be able to see the spectacular views. You cannot get to it in the winter time unless you use snow shoes or cross country skis. It is at a fairly high altitude of over 9,000 feet so you... More 

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South Jordan, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice quick stop on your drive. The downside is there is not much parking available as the only parking is on the side of the road. Bryce Canyon national park is a much better option for a visit. It does cost, but it will keep you busy for the majority of the day.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In close proximity to Zion and Bryce Canyon, this monument is a great side trip. Nice overview areas that give different views of it. I didn't get a chance to hike any of the trails because of inclement weather. If I had I'm sure it would have made the experience that much more enjoyable.

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Hines, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is probably one of the least known National Monuments in the country. A little off the beaten track. Getting there is relatively easy although traffic on State Highway 14 from Cedar City can be dicey. I do not advise taking State Highway 14 between the Monument and Parowan on I-15. During my visits to CB during 2015 and 2016... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Cedar Breaks is a compact little monument - you can see the main sights and hike the main trails within a half day. It's just as pretty as some of the big boys in the region. We did two main hikes: Alpine Pond Trail: From the trailhead at the Chessmen Ridge Overlook, you head north along the rim of the... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We've visited the area hiking the National Parks but always wanted to hike Cedar Breaks. The Monument is located about 14 miles from Cedar CIty, Utah and is an easy, beautiful drive. We did 2 hikes while in the Monument, one along the rim which was about a 2 mile out and back and one a loop trail, farther down... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Cedar Breaks NM is a small part of Dixie National Forest. We stumbled on it, and were pleasantly surprised. We got an intimate view of the grander amphitheater we would see in a couple of days at Bryce Canyon NP. Cedar Breaks is a great example of the way that erosion can show you what happened geologically over millions of... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

At the time of the year we traveled, the road to Cedar Breaks is usually closed from where we were driving, so we were pleased it was still open. We were glad to show our kids a little bit of cool Utah geology. We actually ate our Thanksgiving picnic at an overlook spot at Cedar Breaks. We didn't expect there'd... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

More often than not, we visit Cedar Breaks National Monument in the summer. This time, however, we thought we would take a look during the colder or winter months. It did not disappoint.

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