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The Ultimate Southwest Vacation includes Cedar Breaks National
Experience the Spectacular Canyon Country Tour
Stay in Mt. Carmel Jct., the heart of the parks, and visit
the treasures of the Southwest.
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Plan your Cedar Breaks Vacation with our Utah
Cedar Breaks 45 miles
Dixie Forest 22 miles
Zion National Park 12 miles
Bryce Canyon 60 miles
Grand Staircase 9 miles
Red Canyon 47 miles
Sand Dunes 11 miles
North Rim 85 miles
Toroweap 90 miles
South Canyon 75 miles
Maps and Information
In these pages you will find insiders information on Cedar
Breaks National Monument. This detailed guide includes road maps, park maps,
pictures, trail beta, backpacking, history, fees, geology, flora, fauna, campgrounds
and things for kids to do.
Making summer memories in the Utah national parks and Utah
Breaks Road Map
Cedar Mountain Map
Directions to Cedar Breaks
Dates. U-143 to Cedar Breaks closes at times in the winter, due to snow depth.
From Las Vegas: Take I-15 north to Cedar City. Take U-14 east
from Cedar City to U-148 and turn left to Cedar Breaks.
From Arizona: Take US-89 north through Mount Carmel Junction and turn west on
U-14. Turn right at U-148 to Cedar Breaks.
From Salt Lake City: Take I-15 south, exit at Parowan. Take U-143 to Cedar Breaks.
From Mount Carmel Junction: Take US-89 north to U-14. Follow U-14 to U-143 and
Cedar Breaks National Monument bursts into a spectacular display
of coral colored hoodoos each spring as the snow melts from the jagged rocks.
Cedar Breaks - Utah
Located on the western edge of the Markagunt Plateau, this remote area offers
no nearby dining or accommodations,
so pack up a lunch when visiting Cedar Breaks. This Utah national monument
offers refreshing summer temperatures to escape the
hot Southwest desert. Cedar
Breaks lodging is available on the east side of Zion National Park, Duck Creek
or Cedar City.
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Cedar Breaks is a magical world where sculpted hoodoos and fins shine in vivid,
exposed colors. Due to the extreme erosion at Cedar Breaks the colors of the
limestone formations have no equal. Color analysts have identified more than
fifty different hues in the Cedar Breaks hoodoos.
Cedar Breaks Amphitheater
The Cedar Breaks amphitheater formed long ago, but even today the molding
and sculpting continues. Powerful thunderstorms and snow
storms rain down on the amphitheater, carving gullies for water to flow. Frigid
cold winters forge away at the soft limestone rock and gravity
pulls them down from the cliffs. These and many
other forces combine to make Cedar Breaks the most beautiful and rapidly-eroding
place in North America. Cedar Breaks National Monument is small compared to the
nearby national parks, but it is not lacking scenery and adventure.
Roads to Cedar Breaks in the Winter
The remote location of Cedar Breaks, its snow blanketed plateaus and long
winters limit the number of visitors to the monument. It keeps the park pristine,
but due to the same factors, Highway
148 closes each winter. Plan on the road being closed from late October or
early November to late May.
The World's Greatest Scenic Wonders
incredible, Cedar Breaks National Monument lies close to three world renowned
national parks and as a result, it is often forgotten in rushed vacation plans.
It is said that, "if Cedar Breaks were anywhere but in this Southwest region,
it would be picked as one of the world's greatest scenic wonders."
Park, Bryce Canyon and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon are all just a short
drive away. With a well planned itinerary a short southern Utah vacation can
include all four attractions.
Cedar Breaks Scenic Rim Drive
A five-mile rim drive leads to the four view points offered at Cedar Breaks.
These include Spectra Point, Sunset View, Chessmen Ridge and Point Supreme. Point
Supreme is where the Cedar Breaks Visitor Center is located and the ranger talks
are held. Along the drive, meadows are visibly ablaze with wildflowers and forests
of pine and quaking aspens thrive. Each of the monument's viewpoints reveal the
three-mile span of the Cedar Breaks amphitheater as well as the 2500' depth.
Cedar Breaks is breathtaking in its magnificence and it's non-commercial beauty
is a gem.