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How long at Cedar Breaks Nat'l Monument?

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How long at Cedar Breaks Nat'l Monument?

Hello ~ How long should we plan for Cedar Breaks Nat'l Monument to complete the JR Ranger program and get a general feel for the location? It will be our last stop of a week-long travel around grand circle, and likely won't be interested in extended hikes.

Thank you ~ Molly

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1. Re: How long at Cedar Breaks Nat'l Monument?

Half a day is usually plenty of time for a visit. I'm not sure how long it would take to finish the jr ranger book though. That usually needs a little more time than just looking from the overlooks and driving along the rim.

We usually do Cedar Breaks as a one way drive but if the jr ranger requirements ask that you see things from the far overlook and then need to return to the visitor center to turn it in you'll need more time for that as well.

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2. Re: How long at Cedar Breaks Nat'l Monument?

Probably less than a 1/2 day. We go frequently and could do the viewpoints in an hour or two at the most. Not sure about the Jr Ranger program, though. If you have time take the drive up to Brianhead Peak, accessed going North from CB, a well maintained dirt road to the right.

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3. Re: How long at Cedar Breaks Nat'l Monument?

We went to Cedar Breaks last year and our son did the junior ranger program. A half day was plenty of time for us.

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4. Re: How long at Cedar Breaks Nat'l Monument?

For what it is worth ... Some of the Junior Ranger books can be downloaded online, and some have tasks that can be worked on in advance of arrival.

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