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Cedar Breaks National Monument
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Cedar City
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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.
Scottsdale, Arizona
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58 reviews
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“Spectacular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We hit it on a beautifully sunny day with the sun behind us and the and colors and shadows were fantastic. UNfortunately we ere on our way to Zion so we did not spend the time that it deserved. A must see if you are in the area.

Visited August 2011
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“Closed for Access From Cedar City in March '12, but There's a Way !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

When visiting in Cedar City we were told that the direct road to Cedar Breaks from Cedar City had been blocked by a landslide, and they did not know when it would be reopened. We were skiing in Brian Head, and The Ski Patrol Director told us to drive just a little farther up the mountain to where the snowplowing stopped. He said you could see it from the backside. We did as we were instructed, and ten minutes or less up the mountain we passed a Cedar Breaks NPS sign about 1/4 mile before reaching the turnoff. A 90-second slog through snow provided a fine vista from the back (north) side, showing a view of blue skies, deep green pines, red and yellow rocks and brilliant snow on a fabulous day.

A delightful and unexpected surprise.

From my brief exposure to Cedar Breaks I would say that as nice as it is, it lacks the scale and the accessibility of Bryce Canyon, but that's a tough act to match. We took it on its own terms; we thoroughly enjoyed our brief visit to the northern overlook.

Visited March 2012
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Cedar City, Utah
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127 reviews
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“Breath-taking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

only available in good weather (mostly summer months) but it is a short drive from Cedar City up the mountain and has a fantastic view. Make sure to see Bryce Canyon while you are up there

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Kanab, Utah
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“Rim Trail & Spring Wildflowers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Cedar Breaks is one of the lesser known National Parks, it has a spectacular ridge trail and a really nice Spring Wildflower Festival.

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Cedar City, Utah
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“Spectacular views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

I have been here many times and always find something that I had missed before. The Spectra Rim hike is in the open and requires some uphill hiking, but the scenery is great and you can study the bristlecone pine trees. The Alpine Pond hike is much easier and much is in the shade of trees. The elevation is over 10,000 feet.

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