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Cedar Breaks National Monument

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Address: State Highway 143, PO Box 749, 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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Magnificent formations surrounded by vast forests

A gorgeous drive up the mountain from either I-15, or US route 89, into a beautiful cauldron of formations that only Mother Nature could provide. Whether on your way to the more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A gorgeous drive up the mountain from either I-15, or US route 89, into a beautiful cauldron of formations that only Mother Nature could provide. Whether on your way to the more famous Southern Utah National Parks, or, just looking for a quicker but still extremely worthwhile natural diversion, I recommend it highly.

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Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Cedar Breaks is very high, at around 10,000 ft. In addition to the cooler temps. you will get spectacular views!! You can also see Bristlecone Pines, the longest living tree on earth. There is an entrance fee, but if you are in southern Utah, it's worth getting the Interagency Parks Pass with all the other amazing national parks nearby. If... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cedar Breaks is a breathtaking display of colorful, sheer cliffs dropping from the viewpoint on the road to Brian Head to the valley floor. This spectacular natural phenomenon can also be seen from the highway below. A bonus to visiting the Visitor Center is seeing the delicate wildflowers growing nearby in the summer, especially the snow white columbine.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

CEDAR BREAKS NATIONAL MONUMENT (UTAH’S HIDDEN BYWAYS XVI) If there were a park that many people drive past without knowing of its existence, it would be CEDAR BREAKS NATIONAL MONUMENT, located in southwestern Utah. This small, but highly photogenic, monument is a condensed version of Bryce Canyon National Park farther east. Its lack of traffic lies in the fact that... More 

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Melrose Park, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

After leaving Bryce National Park you can head to a less traveled area for more breathtaking scenery. It is a bit of a drive but you can stop at several vista points and get some wonderful pictures.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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