Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument

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 park by skis, snowshoes, or snowmobiles is a wonderful way to experience the sub-alpine beauty of the park.

CAREFUL: Snow drifts can be 10-20 feet deep due to prevailing winds. For your safety, please contact our office if you are planning a winter trip (435-586-9451). Utah State Highway 143 between Parowan and Panguitch, Utah, is kept open all winter, except during and immediately after heavy snowstorms. Snow tires and/or chains are required on this road for winter travel from November 30 through March 1.

Road Closures

From early June to mid-October, the visitor center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All visitor facilities are CLOSED from mid-October through late May. The Cedar Breaks Scenic Drive remains open to vehicular traffic until snow and heavy drifting occur, normally anywhere from late October to early December. Please call 435-586-9451 to check the status of the road before traveling to Cedar Breaks during this time. Winter recreational activities begin once there is sufficient snow depth for cross-country ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile trails.