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Cedar Breaks National Monument

State Highway 143, PO Box 749, Cedar City, UT 84720
435-586-9451
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Cedar City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Canyons, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Owner description: A smaller version of Bryce Canyon, this 2,500-foot deep basin filled with strange limestone...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Canyons, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Owner description: 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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Southern California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

In contrast to the nearby Zion and Bryce National Parks, Cedar Breaks seemingly receives less attention, which is a major plus for visitors. You can actually experience this wonderful place with less distractions, and absorb the rock formations, colors and shapes more serenely. I cannot really add much to the all of the other great accolades from other reviewers, but... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Breaks offer beautiful view and colors. We did a couple of day hikes and they were nice, but you begin at the top, so it's always a chore to hike back up to the car if you're not used to the elevation. Colors for pictures are similar to other parks in Southern Utah, but this place is not so... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

A great place to visit anytime of the year I am sure. But we went and there was snow on the ground and it was absolutely like nothing we have ever seen. Such a beautiful view and deep canyon view!! Lots of color Change in the rock!

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I'm sure you have seen beautiful pictures of Cedar Breaks. But, you may not have heard of the hike that begins at the north entrance to the national monument called Rattle Snake Creek. This hike takes you down beside the breaks, past some of the oldest trees on the planet(Bristlecone Pines). Through forest of tall pines, beautiful alpine meadows, beside... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A worthwhile trip to Cedar breaks. Very quite but beautiful! Not mention the altitudes! Do not forget to buy a park pass!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Cedar Breaks National Monument is a very beautiful spot. Similar to Bryce Canyon. It has nice trails and pretty overlooks. Beautiful countryside around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Cedar Breaks National Monument is a great place to visit if you are in or near Cedar City. It is only about 20 minutes up Highway 14 out of Cedar. If you keep following Highway 14 and then take 89 (about 1 1/2 hours out of Cedar) you can also see Bryce Canyon National Park. And don't forget Zion National... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This seems to be a hidden gem. We had already visited Bryce and were pleasantly surprised to find another park that resembled it but smaller. Colors in the canyon are spectacular. We walked some of the trails and enjoyed the scenery. This is at a very high altitude. Each lookout is worth stopping at. We were there very early in... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Beautiful scenery, hikes of varying length and difficulty, and spectacular views. Road closed when there is snow so if coming to Southern Utah in the winter you may not be able to get there. Any other time it's a great place to get some nature in.

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Logan, Utah, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Some great mountain vistas. Take your time and stop at the lookout points. Take a little hike if you have the time, but you can see much of it from the car parks.

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