Cedar Breaks National Monument
Cedar Breaks sits at 10,000 feet and consists of a half-mile deep amphitheater, vast meadows with wildflowers, towering Bristlecone pines, and breathtaking views. The area resembles a smaller version of Bryce Canyon and was named “Circle of Painted Cliffs” by Native Americans. Cedar Breaks is incredibly popular during the summer months due to the spectacular wildflowers, hiking trails, and a cooler alternative to the sweltering Southern Utah heat.
Address: Cedar Breaks National Monument, 4730 South Highway 143, Brian Head, UT 84719
- The monument is always open, but access is dependent upon weather and seasonal changes. Visitor access is generally from May-October, weather permitting.
- The entrance fee into Cedar Breaks is $10 per person, ages 16 or older. The pass is valid for 7 days.
- The monument is 23 miles east of Cedar City. Enjoy the mountain drive to the rim!
- Cell service is very spotty or unavailable. Please plan your adventure accordingly.
- Day trips often consist of picnicking and hiking, although there are camping options at Cedar Breaks as well.
- There is a visitor’s center at the rim (open seasonally) that has restrooms and access to historical geological information.
- Pets are only permitted on the Sunset Trail.
- Popular hiking trails at Cedar Breaks include:
- Sunset Trail (2 miles, 60 minutes)
- Nature Trail (.6 miles, 30 minutes)
- Alpine Pond Loop Trail (1-2 miles, 1.5-2.5 hours)
- South Rim Trail (5 miles, 4 hours)