Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument
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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.
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Jen
California87 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Weather didn’t cooperate with us on this visit. Clouds blocked all views of the canyon. Consider looking at current trail photos before you head up to the rim. I’m sure it’s stunning.
Written 20 November 2023
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Janet P
Mesquite, NV3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
My husband and I went here for our 49th wedding anniversary. It was just gorgeous! Walked out to see the Bristlecone Pines, so wonderful to see.
Written 11 November 2023
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STraveler2
New York517 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
A long ride to Cedar Breaks National Monument and not much hiking possible. Pretty but not nearly as spectacular as Bryce. If you go to Bryce, this will look similar, smaller and less accessible. The visitors center was closed and fenced off.
Written 14 October 2023
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Lisa P
Lehi, UT24 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We went there at sunset, and it was so beautiful! Then, once the sun went down, we were able to see the stars and the milky way. My six year old loved it.
Written 7 October 2023
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Krr1975
Sevierville, TN963 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
We stopped here quickly while on a bus trip. Wish we should have had more time here. Got our passports stamp and a bathroom stop.
Written 7 September 2023
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bekwindsor
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
A guide from a river rafting tour we did from Glen Canyon Dam down to Lee’s Ferry told us about this place and we are so glad we detoured! It was like walking through a dreamland. You could spend days exploring the endless views and trails!
Written 18 July 2023
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Salina R
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
May 2023 • Family
We came toward the evening. Chilly but the views are amazing! We had our little girl… She loved the paved walk way. We loved the views and safety fencing made us feel safe.
Written 6 May 2023
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rdsm77
Tucson, AZ406 contributions
Oct 2022
Cedar Breaks overall was disappointing. I didn't realize it was so close to my route so it was a last minute stop that I didn't plan out ahead of time. I figured I could get the info I needed at the visitor center. Nope. Not sure if there was a visitor center. Construction crews were working on what looked like the visitor center and they took up all of the parking. I learned later that popular trail may be right there so any parking left was full. If there was a temporary visitor center they didn't have any signage.

Drove around and saw a paved path that I thought I would go on later. Since there was no visitor center, I had no map and no idea what I was doing. Pulled off at an overlook which was cool. Great view. Then went to the next overlook and there was a trail there too. A sign said it was a two mile loop to an alpine pond.

I went on the lower trail which was steep downhill then flattened out. Lots of great views. Came upon an enchanting pond that was perfectly clear and had pretty green moss at the bottom. Saw a lot of birds. At the pond was where the upper trail started. It had a lot of switchbacks so it wasn’t too steep then a long flat walk back to the car.

Kept driving north but didn’t see anywhere else to stop and it looked like the park ended with a road going straight to Panguitch and a route to the east so I turned around. I really needed a restroom but couldn't find one so I left without walking on the paved trail. Never saw any other hiking trails.

People say this place is better than Zion or Bryce Canyon but I don't see it. Sure it was much less crowded overall, but there was still very little parking when I went and other than the two overlooks there wasn't much to see.
Written 2 December 2022
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Cryptoref
Aloha, OR146 contributions
Nov 2022
Fantastic formations. The colors and the shapes carved by the wind are very worth your time. It's easy to see with just a few steps from the car so no hiking really necessary.
Written 16 November 2022
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Inspired to Travel
71 contributions
Oct 2022
We are so glad we decided to make the drive to Cedar Breaks Monument! The Fall colors were exceptional and we en joyed the relaxing drive and stopping at the different lookouts. We didn't have time to do any extensive hiking so want to definitely come back to hike some trails.
Written 16 October 2022
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