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“Gorgeous”

Cedar Breaks National Monument
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Cedar City
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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.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Beautiful scenery, less crowded than Bryce (and cheaper, if you don't happen to hit a public lands day). Aspen were yellow on the rim with spires of red rock at the "breaks." Not a lot of hiking trails in the immediate park. $4 fee for a week more than reasonable.

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Lovely place for a quick stop”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is a very scenic park with a lovely drive in. Stopped here for lunch on the way to Bryce. Plenty of picnic areas and some short walks for the more adventurous.

Visited August 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Gorgeous”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Definitely worth the stop. We did a two mile hike that gave us plenty of view, but there are longer hikes. There is a nice little visitor center as well.

Visited September 2012
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

I stopped here for an afternoon after visiting Bryce Canyon. Cedar Breaks is a smaller, lesser known reserve, but like Bryce, it's breathtakingly beautiful. Being lesser known, it's also less crowded. The monument encompasses a broad amphitheater filled with cliffs banded in red and orange and featuring craggy spires as in Bryce. I recommend a hike along the rim of the amphitheatre on the Ramparts Trail at least as far as Spectra Point which is just under a mile from the trailhead. It's a bit more than half a mile further to the Ramparts overlook, making the roundtrip for the complete hike about 3 miles. I hiked there on a Saturday afternoon in late September and saw only a handful of people on the trail. I had the Ramparts overlook completely to myself and only saw a few people at Spectra Point, and had that overlook to myself for a long time as well. It was so beautiful watching the last light in the amphitheater!

Visited September 2012
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Round Rock, Texas
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“Awesome!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Absolutely Beautiful! Cedar Breaks is a must see if you are in the area and if you are visiting it is worth spending an extra day to go see!

Visited September 2012
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