Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Quick Facts

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Utah

(435) 586-9451

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Things To Do

Overview

A huge natural amphitheater has been eroded out of the variegated Pink Cliffs (Claron Formation) near Cedar City, Utah. Millions of years of sedimentation, uplift and erosion have created a deep canyon of rock walls, fins, spires and columns, that spans some three miles, and is over 2,000 feet deep. The rim of the canyon is over 10,000 feet above sea level, and is forested with islands of Englemann spruce, subalpine fir and aspen; separated by broad meadows of brilliant summertime wild flowers.

Map of Cedar Breaks

Latitude, Longitude: 37.631921, -112.832502

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Activities

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Please contact the park for information on auto/motorcycle tours.

  • Camping

    The Point Supreme Campground has 28 campsites. Campsites are available on a first come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved ahead of your visit. There are no hook-ups available, although a number of sites are appropriate for larger self-contained motor homes. The campground has a restroom with showers, chopped firewood, water spigots, picnic tables, and fire pits. Each campsite is restricted to no more than eight people, two tents, and two vehicles. Campground fees are paid at the campground itself, and please note that entrance fees are not included and need to be paid separately at the fee booth.

  • Hiking

    Cedar Breaks offers three trails ranging from short "leg-stretcher" walks to moderate or difficult walks. There is also a fourth, more strenuous trail just north of the park for experienced hikers.

  • Picnicking

    Please remember that picnicking is only allowed in designated areas. Picnicking is permitted in the area near the Point Supreme Campground and areas designated for special events by the Superintendent. Help keep Cedar Breaks beautiful by throwing away all trash. Please do not feed wildlife.

  • Winter Sports

    When the Scenic Drive is closed with the first heavy snowfall in mid-November until late May, it becomes a groomed trail through the Monument for visitors on skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles.

    Snowmobile travel is allowed by special regulation only on the marked, groomed trail that follows the road base of Utah Highway 148. This is the only legal path of travel through the monument. Those wishing to stop at viewpoints are asked to walk, snowshoe, or ski while off-trail. Please observe all trail markers and closure signs.

Directions

Driving

Car - 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, 4 miles to Cedar Breaks National Monument. Visitors traveling north/south on U.S. Highway 89, can take either Utah Highway 143 from Panguitch to Cedar Breaks, or Utah Highway 14 west, to Utah Highway 148, and north to Cedar Breaks National Monument.


Phone Numbers

Primary

(435) 586-9451

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