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Cedar Breaks National Monument

State Highway 143, Cedar City, UT 84720
+1 435-586-9451
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You wont regret this!

Having seen Bryce Canyon, and pictures of Cedar Breaks, it only made sense that we checked this out... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Linda F
Brigham City, Utah, United States
Don't Miss This Gem

Much smaller than Bryce Canyon NP and Zion NP, Cedar Breaks makes up for the lack of size with a... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Ventura, Cal
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State Highway 143, Cedar City, UT 84720
+1 435-586-9451
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Having seen Bryce Canyon, and pictures of Cedar Breaks, it only made sense that we checked this out on our way home to northern UT from AZ. I am so glad that we did! It is not as big as Bryce but the view is...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Much smaller than Bryce Canyon NP and Zion NP, Cedar Breaks makes up for the lack of size with a park that has lush meadows, wildlife, and beautiful colors in a huge natural amphitheater. There are trails, a visitor center, and 4 or 5 overlooks...More

2  Thank jimbauer
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We love Cedar Breaks because it is small, not crowded and stays relatively cool because it is at 10,400 feet. We did both the alpine pond hike and the rampart overlook hike with our 7 and 10 year olds. The alpine pond hike was shady...More

2  Thank taj24
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We wanted to escape the heat of the endless summer and decided to drive to Cedar Breaks last weekend. The drive was easy and it got cooler nearing the park. The park was at above 10000 ft elevation and as it was raining in some...More

2  Thank NyonyaLady
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We've bypassed this park on previous visits to southern Utah, but decided to stop on this trip. Really glad we did. The views are spectacular. Well worth the drive to get here.

Thank ta96silver
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visiting Cedar Breaks is worth the trip for the scenery even if you don't get out of your car. But, you should. The Alpine Pond Trail is a moderate two mile hike worth doing for the views. The Spectra Point Overlook trail is also a...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is not a terribly large park, but the views are great. We unfortunately didn't have the time to hike some of the trails but would have love to have spent more time there. It's well worth the $5 per person entry fee.

1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It is so beautiful. It is like a little Bryce Canyon. The different colors are amazing. It is worth seeing.

Thank rjcgrammie
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We were unable to get through Zion on a return from Kanab, so ventured north through to Cedar CIty with stop at Cedar Breaks for a short hike. SO glad we took the extra time to do this. Not only was it so much cooler,...More

Thank dsol2014
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The elevation of Cedar Breaks, at 10,300 feet, means that the temperature is typically 10 to 15 degrees less than Cedar City, sometimes 20 to 30 degrees less. When we were there, the temperature in Cedar City was 95 degrees, and the temperature at Cedar...More

Thank Werner B
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We are traveling in early September to Zion area. What is the weather like? How long will we need to see Zion, Bryce and cedar breaks? We are staying two nights in Springdale.
23 April 2017|
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Response from Carl M | Reviewed this property |
September time is perfect weather for Cedar Breaks, Zion & Bryce. It will be very cool in Cedar Breaks (10,000 feet) the EVENINGS so bring jackets. The end of September you should start seeing some really awesome colors... More
Beverly S
We are going back home to Mn. Next Tuesday March 28. We will have the afternoon and the next morning for site seeing. Photo taking. We have a small dog. What should we see and anything we shouldn't miss. We are unable to hike due to health issues.
21 March 2017|
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Response from 339christinah | Reviewed this property |
It is only a very short and flat walk from the visitors center to the main overlook at Cedar Breaks. Since there is still snowpack, you may have to enter from the Brian Head ski resort side.
we will be driving from vegas to bryce, plan to stay overnight in cedar city and visit cedar breaks before going onto bryce. how much time should I allow to see cedar breaks?
7 March 2017|
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Response from Marvin W | Reviewed this property |
You don't say when you plan to visit CB. Be advised that CB is officially closed during winter. Today (3/22/17) the Monument's website states that the expected opening for this season is mid May. The Monument lies at an... More