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Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument is a stunning geologic amphitheater tucked away in the mountains of Utah. The majestic formation stretches for three miles and drops up to 2000 feet to its floor.

It is little wonder that this monument has been likened to a natural colosseum.

Cedar Breaks National Monument, Hikes, Trails, Camping & Fees, Utah

The three-mile stretch of the monument is made up of sandstone, limestone and shale, with its structure showcasing vibrantly colored canyons, towering towers, and hoodoos. These sweeping views are a photographer’s dream come true, so it helps to carry a camera for this wondrous adventure.

Exploring the monument is an unforgettable outdoor experience that combines the best of geology, flora, fauna, as well as the night skies. Experience the diversity of the subalpine forest, stroll amongst the pines, and marvel at the beauty of the lush wildflowers.

For thrill-seekers, hiking to the Alpine Pond is an excellent way to enjoy the views from Cedar Breaks National Monument. Take the lower loop that leads into the forest of spruce trees. This forest stands out because, following destruction by a beetle epidemic in the mid-20th Century, all that remains today are skeleton trees. The dead spruce trees add a magical touch to the region’s stunning scenery.

The trail leads up to the pond where you are is likely to see marmots, and beyond that to the rim of the monument. Make your way back to the Alpine Pond trailhead using the upper loop and back to the wildflower fields.

Experienced hikers may also take on the challenge of backcountry hiking using the Rattlesnake Creek Trail, which is a two-day hike that traverses the desert landscape and drops to the bottom of the Cedar Breaks National Monument.

It is impossible to visit the Cedar Breaks National Monument and miss out on seeing the Dark Sky Park. This modern camping site is one of the few dark sky parks in the world, making it the perfect place to enjoy the clear night skies. There are regular stargazing events during the summer, with great views of the celestial wonders.

A visit to the Cedar Breaks National Monument is a fantastic way to experience just a small part of the natural beauty that Utah has to offer.

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What is the Cedar Breaks National Monument address?
What are the Cedar Breaks National Monument opening hours?
Summer & Fall Seasons (Late May to Mid-October)
Information Center and restrooms
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Scenic Drive (Utah Highway 148)
Open from late May until the first heavy snowfall, usually in mid-November.
Point Supreme Campground: Open mid-June to late September

Winter Season (Mid-October to late May)
Cedar Breaks is open for winter recreation activities!
Scenic Drive (Utah Highway 148): Closed after the first heavy snowfall, usually mid-November
Visitor Center and restrooms: Closed
Point Supreme Campground: Closed

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What are the Cedar Breaks National Monument entry prices?
Individual Fee (16 +Years): $7
Individual Fee (0-15 Years): Free
Annual Pass: $30

Point Supreme Campground
Nightly Fee: $24
Interagency Senior Pass Holders: $12

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