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Cedar Breaks National Monument

State Highway 143, Cedar City, UT 84720
+1 435-586-9451
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As I read through the reviews I noticed people enjoying this place over Brice Canyon because there... read more

Reviewed today
Karen G
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Aledo, Texas
Great Mountain Views

The road up and through Cedar Breaks is a great drive. Plenty of places to stop and admire the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Susan B
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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%
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State Highway 143, Cedar City, UT 84720
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+1 435-586-9451
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Reviewed today

As I read through the reviews I noticed people enjoying this place over Brice Canyon because there is no summer crowds. It is on a much smaller scale but very close to Cedar City. We ran up here and looked around then came back through...More

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed yesterday

The road up and through Cedar Breaks is a great drive. Plenty of places to stop and admire the views. It is cool up here even in summer - 10,500 feet. Take the road from here down to Panguitch with beautiful forests on either side.

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While the road is long and winding, the reward is spectacular! There is a fee of $7.00 to stop and enjoy this monument. It is a very short walk on an evenly paved path to the vista point. There is a restroom, ranger, gift shop...More

Thank Karen J
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely love Cedar Breaks! It is beautiful, easily accessible, and has a nice variety of hikes and outdoor activities. Visitors of all ages will enjoy this National Monument.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Monument is well worth the drive to see. The Breaks are colorful, and amazing. There are hiking trails and road to drive. You can pull over and park and see from different angles.

Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

not a lot to do, but just beautiful more of the same/similar scenery as is over in Bryce canyon- I recommend it if you are in the area

Thank chuck a
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not huge but glorious! You can spend 90 minutes or six hours. You decide. Really lovely park with amazing views.

Thank sally8363
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time at the Saturday star party at Cedar Breaks. The rangers set up telescopes and let you look through them and tell you about everything you are looking at. Seeing Jupiter like that was amazing. The rangers were very knowledgeable and...More

Thank Rachel F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a retired science type, I love places like this. What I really had to appreciate this visit was the patience one of the Rangers had with a couple that wanted to know how it was formed. And where did all the dirt go? The...More

Thank Les J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very limited viewing spots but it is on the way to Zion. Was pretty high in elevation (10,300ft.) if that is a problem for older folks. They has some volunteers at the visitors center with telescopes (4) observing the sun. Very interesting to observe the...More

Thank AnnaGlobetrotting
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JBRetired
22 April 2018|
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Response from CrankingChick | Reviewed this property |
Most of the trails start along UT148, which is a paved road. Check the park website to see if the road is open before you go. The park is at a high elevation and gets a lot of snow; UT148 won't be open until the snow is... More
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Swan L
31 March 2018|
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Response from tetonhiker4141 | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on how much rain we get over the summer. The moisture in the leaves can make a spectacular fall, or a dry brown fall. Both weekends would work. Everything depends on the weather! Sorry.
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dickmetz20
19 March 2018|
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Response from Brenda B |
Weather is very unpredictable at this time of year. We had some family venture up to Cedar Breaks a couple weeks ago. The weather was fine in Cedar Valley but they encountered heavy snow on their way up the mountain, tried... More
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