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Cedar Breaks National Monument

Address: State Highway 143, PO Box 749, Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone Number: 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, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Nothing can really prepare you for your first view of Cedar Breaks. The colors and fascinating geology are just beautiful. My family and I went here after hiking 6 miles in Zion National Park that morning and before we headed over to Bryce Canyon National Park. We then hiked out to Spectra Point, which is definitely worth it to explore... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Being a local, I've been to Cedar Breaks many times! If you don't have the time to go to Bryce, I would recommend a 2-hour trip up to the Breaks, especially in the summer when the hiking trails are open. The main trail around the edge is excellent for photos, but there aren't any hikes down into the hoodoos. The... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Great. Not as much traffic as the National Park. Wonder view. Bring good camera. Good hiking trail. You can't bring dogs into National Parks. But, I was able to bring my furry kids to the hike in this National Monument.

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Southern California
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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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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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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 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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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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16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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