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Cedar Breaks National Monument

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Address: State Highway 143, Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone Number: 435-586-9451
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Description: A smaller version of Bryce Canyon, this 2,500-foot deep basin filled with...
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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My husband's newly acquired National Park Senior Pass enabled us to visit several parks this summer. I hadn't been to Cedar Breaks in decades, so I was newly impressed by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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San Bernardino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband's newly acquired National Park Senior Pass enabled us to visit several parks this summer. I hadn't been to Cedar Breaks in decades, so I was newly impressed by the flora, the geology, and the many turnouts available to stop and enjoy it all. We had a wonderful trip through time and nature!

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a relatively small park but there is much to see and do. In August we had a special treat...the wildflowers were in bloom and some of the meadows were carpeted in yellow. Another special treat while leaving the park was spectacular lightening strikes directly in front of us. The gigantic Amphitheater with its many rock formations eroded over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This has to be one of the most un-talked about fantastic places in the area. Between Bryce and Zion, worth much more than a days worth of exploring. The entire area is a defunct volcano flow with interesting geology features including old lava flows, alpine crater lake, alpine wildflower meadows, crater lake, waterfalls, a massive canyon, alpine forests and impressive... More 

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Mini Bryce Canyon for views. Don't miss if on a tight schedule, the ride from Cedar City offers views looking down and away toward Zion. Take time to explore Brian Head peak, massive lava flows and in season beautiful wild flowers. Be prepared for changeable weather

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very spectacular and worth the 40 minute drive. It is 15-20 degrees cooler than Cedar City so be sure to bring a sweater.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Absolutely stunning views and a great walk. If you get vertigo from heights, this is not the place for you to walk around, but you can still enjoy the views from the observation deck. Plan for a massive temperature drop from lower elevations! When we visited it was in the 90's in Cedar City and in the 50's at Cedar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

At plus 10,000 ft you get an awesome view of this canyon. It's kind of tucked away. The scenic route to Cedar Breaks is well worth it as well. Beautiful views, sheep herders w/ their flock and their dogs. Dixie Forest. In one word: AWESOME! Don't miss it, if it's on your route anyway.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A must do however brief every time we are in the area. Wonderful nature. We have been in the neighborhood for a good twenty years. We use to hike there when we were younger. Great place to take a family to expand their vision of the western state of Utah.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As a professor of geology i have thrown a bedroll down here many times with students. This little gem remains one of my favorite places in the entire Southwest to see terrific geology and great scenery. The elevation is around 10,000 feet and that may make it a little uncomfortable for somebody with a compromised pulmonary system or a heart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited here with the wife on the way home from our vacation. We were out of time to go to Bryce and Zion. Told her we should go here. She agreed. We drove up one canyon to the park and down another out of the park. This is a very user friendly park. Most of the views are either visible... More 

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