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Cedar Breaks National Monument

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Cedar Breaks National Monument features forests, meadows, and spectacular geology all located at 8,000 to 10,000 feet. This park offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore ranging from a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater, forests of timeless bristlecone pines, lush meadows of wildflowers, and rich subalpine forests, all encompassed by crystal-clear night skies.

To learn more about Cedar Breaks National Monument, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Visitor Center:
The Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm from late May to early October. The Visitor Center is closed from mid-October to late May. During the winter months after Scenic Drive closes, the Winter Ranger Station will be open on the weekend from 11 am to 2 pm.

Visiting Tips

Cedar Breaks National Monument is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Winter operating hours for roads and most visitor facilities are dependent on weather. Scenic Drive (Utah Highway 148) is typically closed after the first heavy snowfall around mid-November and reopens in late May. Current conditions and additional information on trails, roads, and weather can be found at the park's website.

Fees & Passes
To learn more about park fees, click here.

Camping & Lodging

There are 25 camping spots at Cedar Breaks Point Supreme Campground. Camping is available from mid-June to mid-September. Reservations can be made online at recreation.gov.

  • 10 reservable sites (8 RV/tent and 2 tent only sites)
  • 15 first come, first served sites

Food & Drink

Food services are not available at Cedar Breaks National Monument, but can be found in the nearby towns of Brian Head, Duck Creek Village, Cedar City, Panguitch, and Panguitch Lake. Visitors are welcome to picnic in the area by the Point Supreme Campground.

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

Cedar Breaks National Monument offers a variety of ranger-led interpretive talks, guided hikes, and evening programs. All programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified. Check with the visitor center for times, places, and subjects or check the park's website to learn more about these ranger-led programs and to see the current events calendar.

Other Activities

When not out on the trails or camping at Point Supreme, visitors to Cedar Break can enjoy the scenery of the park through a variety of events hosted by the park including the Wildflower Festival, Star Parties, and the Plein Air Art Event. Visitors may also want to make an effort to visit during early October to see the amazing fall colors. Winter brings the opportunity to explore the park by snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Additionally, if you are looking for things to do outside the park, there are many great trails for mountain biking located north at Brian Head Resort and in the surrounding areas. Visit Cedar Break's website for more information on the park's other activities.

Maps & Guidebooks

To download a variety of free brochures to help plan your visit, click here.

Gems in Cedar Breaks National Monument - 1

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gem Favorite Bristlecone Pine Tree at Spectra Point of the Rampart Trail

Spectra Point Overlook

(7) Cedar City, UT

Recommended Routes in Cedar Breaks National Monument - 1

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Favorite From Point Supreme.
Intermediate Intermediate

Ramparts Trail

5.1 mi 8.2 km 1,278' Up 389.67 m Up 1,279' Down 389.71 m Down

Parowan, UT
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Cedar Breaks National Monument Hiking

  • 8 Miles 13 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 3 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Cedar Breaks National Monument - 9

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2.2 mi 3.5 km #1Alpine Pond Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Parowan, UT
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Parowan, UT 13 
0.4 mi 0.7 km #2Campground Trail
Easy Easy
Parowan, UT
Easy Easy
Parowan, UT
5.4 mi 8.7 km #3Rattlesnake Creek Trail #32051
Difficult Difficult
Parowan, UT
Difficult Difficult
Parowan, UT

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Bristlecone Pine Tree at Spectra Point of the Rampart Trail
Dec 17, 2015 near Cedar City, UT
View from the Rampart Trail at Cedar Breaks National Monument.
Dec 17, 2015 near Parowan, UT
Cedar Breaks.
Feb 19, 2016 near Parowan, UT
The amazing colors of Cedar Breaks.
Mar 3, 2016 near Parowan, UT
Cedar Breaks is stunning from near the visitor center.
Jun 4, 2017 near Parowan, UT
View of the Breaks and wildflowers
Jul 29, 2018 near Cedar City, UT
From Point Supreme.
Jul 19, 2019 near Parowan, UT
The Bartizan in Cedar Breaks.
Sep 15, 2023 near Cedar City, UT

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