The Visitor Center opens its doors at the end of May and closes mid-October each year. Look for the daily ranger talks and walks posted at the center. The Zion Natural History Association sells a variety of maps, posters and books at the Cedar Breaks Visitor Center. Kids can pick up their Junior Ranger booklets here and return to report to a ranger when it is completed, to receive their Junior Ranger badge.
Cedar Breaks Ranger programs
The National Park Service (NPS) offers ranger talks and walks throughout the summer. The various programs include geology and evening campfire stories. Sadly, some that visit the Southwest do not visit Cedar Breaks National Monument after they are told that it is simply a "mini Bryce Canyon." That is far from the truth! The only thing the two parks have in common is a nearby location and that the hoodoos and fins appear somewhat similar. Cedar Breaks is an incredible attraction that every vacationer to southern Utah should think about putting on their itinerary.
Biking in Cedar Breaks
The campground is open from mid-June through September. The twenty-eight sites are given on a first come first use basis. Expect nighttime summer temperatures to reach as low as 30 degrees at Cedar Breaks. The campground is equipped with water, tables, fire grills and restrooms. There is an amphitheater where the rangers hold seasonal campfire programs. For those with a Golden Age or Golden Access cards the camping fee is $6. There are other camp sites offered in Dixie National Forest
Cedar Breaks Lodging - There is lodging at Duck Creek or on the east side of Zion National Park. The Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge, East Zion Rental House and the East Zion Riverside Campground are located at the perfect spot for your vacation in southern Utah. Enjoy Utah's scenic byways, returning to the junction of Scenic Byway 9 and Scenic Byway 89, which meet at the alluring mountains of Mount Carmel Junction.Utah's Dixie National Forest: Cedar Mountain
Cedar Breaks National Monument is surrounded by Utah's Dixie National Forest. From Mt. Carmel Junction, drive north on US-89 to the junction with SR-14. SR-14 is known as Cedar Mountain which is the scenic byway to travel to Cedar Breaks. Once on Cedar Mountain, travel through the beautiful forest, and then turn at the signed highway to Cedar Breaks - SR-148. It's 22 miles from Mt. Carmel Junction to boundary of Dixie National Forest and 45 miles to Cedar Breaks.
Utah's Dixie National Forest: Red Canyon
Red Canyon is a unique part of Dixie National Forest that is not only traveled through on the way to Bryce Canyon, but it has eroded hoodoos like Bryce Canyon and Cedar Breaks. It is found along Scenic Byway 12.
Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah
Stay in the heart of the parks, Mount Carmel Junction, and visit the treasures of the Southwest and Utah.
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