Cedar Breaks National Monument

Overview:

Cedar Breaks National Monument is one of those hidden jewels in Utah that everyone must visit. It often gets overshadowed by its more popular parks but it still has the same level of beauty as they do. 

Adventure:

Crowning the grand staircase, Cedar Breaks sits at over 10,000 feet and looks down into a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater. Come wander among timeless bristlecone pines, stand in lush meadows of wildflower, ponder crystal-clear night skies and experience the richness of our subalpine forest.

Hiking

There are a few trails that provide excellent views of the vast surroundings. a few of the main trails are:

  • Sunset Trail: 2-miles EASY
  • Nature Trail: .6 Miles EASY
  • Alpine Pond Loop Trail: 1-2 Miles MODERATE
  • South Ri Trail: 5-miles HARD
  • Website: NPS Hiking Page

Campgrounds

The most popular campground at Cedar Breaks is Point Supreme Campground. All campsites must be reserved, but there are a few first-come, first-served sites.

Another popular campground is Cedar Canyon Campground. This campground is located on route 14 and is  11 miles east of Cedar Breaks National Monument. All campsites must be reserved  but there are a few first-come, first-served sites.

Boondocking

There are a number of boondocking locations around Cedar Breaks. Located a few miles outside Cedar City along route 14 there are a number of small BLM campgrounds. These usually are where I stay when visiting the area. Check out iOverlander for more detailed locations.

It’s a privilege to have Cedar Breaks National Monument for our enjoyment, so please practice Leave No Trace principles.

Directions:

Cedar Breaks National Monument
4730 South Highway 148
Brian Head, UT 84719

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Camping

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