Cedar Breaks National Monument

Plants

Wildflowers This is a list of the common types of wildflowers found at Cedar Breaks, for a complete list and description, visit our wildflower brochure. American Bistort (Polygonum bistortoides) Aspen Bluebells (Mertensia arizonica) Colorado Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea) Elkweed (Frasera speciosa) Oregon Fleabane (Erigeron speciosus) ...

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Animals

Animals of Cedar Breaks Mammals Bats Carnivores Even-toed Ungulates Rodents Pikas, Rabbits, & Hares ShrewsShrews Dusky Shrew (Sorex obscurus) Masked Shrew (Sorex cinereus) Northern Water Shrew (Sorex palustris)Squirrels Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Citellus lateralis) Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)Mice Canyon Mouse (Peromyscus crinitus) Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) ...

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Planning Your Visit

Now that you are planning your trip, here are some questions you might be asking yourself... Where is Cedar Breaks National Monument?  How do I get there?  When does the road close? Is the visitor center or the campground open?  Are there entrance or camping fees? How long should I plan for a ...

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In A Nutshell

Directions Directions Visitors traveling south on I-15, exit at Parowan, then take Utah Highway 143 east, to Cedar Breaks National Monument. Visitors traveling north on I-15, exit at Cedar City, then take Utah Highway 14 east for 18 miles, then Utah Highway 148 north for 4 miles, until you reach Cedar ...

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Visitor Services

Historic Visitor Center The VisitorCenter was constructed in 1937 by the CCC. It was built and designed to resemble the classic National Park Service rustic architecture. The building since its construction has been and continues to be used as the VisitorCenter for the monument. It is listed under the ...

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Walking & Hiking

Hiking Pets, bikes, or motorized vehicles are not allowed on any of the hiking trails located within the monument. Spectra Point/Ramparts Overlook Trail This is a four-mile round-trip along the rim, with spectacular views in all directions. The bristlecone pines, one of the longest-living species of trees, are found ...

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Winter Activities

Winter Events Winter at Cedar Breaks can be a wonderful experience for those prepared for extreme winder conditions. Although the Cedar Breaks Scenic Drive is closed by deep snow during the winter months (late November to mid-May) and no visitor services or facilities are available, winter access into the ...

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Cedar Breaks National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Paul Roelandt

People have been visiting Cedar Breaks area for over 9,000 years. The monument rests on top of the Colorado plateau and at over 10,000 feet in elevation offers breathtaking views. The park's giant amphitheater, more than 2,000 feet deep, has been carved by millions of years of sedimentation, uplift, and erosion.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
6154.6
Highest Point: 
Colorado Plateau
Highest Point Elevation: 
10662 feet
Visitor Count: 
488376
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Spectra Point/Ramparts Overlook Trail; Alpine Pond Nature Trail; Rattlesnake Creek Trail; Cedar Breaks Historic Lodge; Historic Visitor Center; Pink Cliffs
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $4; Tour Groups/Commercial Vehicles (1
Nearest Major City: 
Cedar City, UT
Gateway Communities: 
Cedar City, UT; Brian Head, UT ; Parowan, UT; Paragonah, UT; Summit, UT
Nearby Airports: 
Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC)

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