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“Beautiful views!”

Cedar Breaks National Monument
Ranked #2 of 40 things to do in Cedar City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove through the park and stopped at several vistas to look at the beautiful amphitheater. It is a smaller version of Bryce Canyon and it doesn't take very long to enjoy it. We didn't do any of the longer hikes but imagine they were nice. The areas that we went to were all paved and easy to walk. The many different colored rocks are so interesting compared to other places that we have been. We drove here through Brian Head which provided some interesting views too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here on a weekday in June. There weren't a lot of people, at times I felt like I was only one there. The views, I don't need to tell you, are amazing. The fee is $7 (I was solo, might be more with additional people.) You pay at the booth in the Visitor Center parking lot. There are restrooms and water filling stations there as well as a small info/gift shop. Definitely go inside even if just for the view in there too. Anyway there are a handful of relatively short easy hikes at various spots (bring bug spray.) You also drive around and stop at overlooks. Highly recommend staying for sunset if you can. It was really windy up there when I went, not sure if it's always that way. I imagine even in middle of summer it gets cool up there so maybe pack a light jacket. If you don't stop and partake of any of the hikes it might feel like you're done with everything after an hour. But either way it's worth the visit.

1  Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting southern Utah for sightseeing, Cedar Breaks is a must-see. This alternate route from the I15 across the 143 is magnificent. Take a very short detour south on the 148 to the Visitor Infirmation Center, then continue east on the 14. Worth every extra mile of driving!

2  Thank SunshineGirlCA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cedar Breaks is an amazing place--different enough from Bryce Canyon N.P. to justify a visit. At a little over 10,000 feet of elevation, it is never hot, and one can gaze westwards over a series of scenic mountain ranges. The amphitheater of beautiful sedimentary rock layers takes one back through eons of geological time. Raptors love to soar and dive into these canyons. The compact yet informative visitors' center is just a short jog off Utah SR 14. Here, one can gaze at one's heart's content without competing with the mobs of people found at Bryce and Zion N.P.s. This is a good place for bird watching and viewing some Bristle Cone Pines--which can live to be thousands of years old.

2  Thank Bill_K_Utah
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several lookout points, camping grounds, hiking trails (One of them is even paved) and a nice visitors center. A national parks fee is required. Cedar breaks is about midway between Brianhead Mountain and Lake Panguitch.

Thank ColinPK
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