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Cedar Breaks National Monument

State Highway 143, PO Box 749, Cedar City, UT 84720
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Cedar City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Canyons, Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Traveler Description: Cedar Breaks National Monument is a natural amphitheater which sits at an elevation of over 10,000 feet, so no matter how hot it is in nearby Cedar... more »
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We did both the alpine trail loop and we did the ramparts trail to spectra point. The temperatures here are cooler and the elevation is above 10,000 feet so its a nice place to escape the heat of places like Zion. Its best to come towards the morning as clouds were looming the whole time we were there and thunderstorms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We spent the first part of the morning at Kolob Canyons and then drove through Dixie National Forest to get to Cedar Breaks. It was so worth the drive! You're a pretty short distance from the main part of Zion National Park, but it's about 7,000 feet higher. The air was cool, even in July. There's a beautiful scenic drive... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I visited Cedar breaks after I left Bryce Canyon. I liked it hundred times more. It still has hoodoos, but it's much less crowded. Also because it has such a high elevation, around 10,000 feet I believe, wildflowers broadloom pretty much all summer. It's so beautiful. The day I was there they had a solar telescope set up for viewing,... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

An easy side trip from the Shakespeare festival and worth the effort for great overlook views, hiking too if you have a mind.

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Salzburg, Austria
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142 reviews 142 reviews
21 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Cedar Breaks looks similar to Bryce Canyon, but is not as crowded. There are a couple of small hikes up there, but you can't hike down or between the hoodoos. And be aware that this whole area is above 10.000ft. It's just awesome up there. Make sure you visit early in the morning or for sundown to take the best... More

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Brussels, Belgium
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Not far away from more known national parks such as Zion and Bryce, Cedar Breaks is a small national monument which merits a stop. Go inside the little visitor center and you will have a great view from the panoramic windows. There are several lookout points and a couple of trails. Definitely a recommendation if you are in the area.... More

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Foothill Ranch, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We weren't expecting to visit this Monument, however, it was close to Zion National Park and we had time... so we went. I'm so glad we did. When in Zion, most of the views were from the ground looking up. Here, we were on the top, looking down. AMAZING view!!! There were several viewpoint/overlooks that were mind blowing. It was... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wildflower 'festival' in July, park rangers and university scientists available for nature/science walks. Fabulous scenery, restful and awe-inspiring.

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Henderson, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Did the Ramparts Overlook Trail, which is 4 miles round-trip. This hike offers the most incredible views of the canyon as you follow the trail along the rim. I would recommend venturing this hike early morning to avoid the heat and the crowd of visitors.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This small geological wonder might be overlooked given its proximity to the other amazing national parks nearby, such as Bryce and Zion. Don't miss it, though. We visited this year specifically for the Wildflower Festival. Our tour was conducted by a local couple who were experts on the park and the vegetation and were fortunate to have one of the... More

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