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Cedar Breaks National Monument
Ranked #2 of 35 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.
Reviewed August 16, 2013

A bit out of the way but if you have the time, well worth the effort. Stunning view from the top. Entrance fee is $4 per person. Ranger are on site to tell more about the geology of the region and why it is unique.

Thank Sarie V
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I've been up to Cedar Breaks several times. It's a beautiful natural amphitheater of several miles width with a 60 million year history. It's full of hoodoos and color variations from striations of iron and other minerals. It's ringed with cedar trees and gives a long view down toward Cedar City and beyond. It's very easy to get to from Cedar City or Parowan - maybe a 35 minute drive from Interstate 15, so it's a good trip for a few hours, or more. There's a campsite which I haven't visited, and there are also various vista-points to stop at in a car. There's also one nice hike of a few miles down around one side along the rim and through some cedar woods to a vista point that juts out into valley a bit. Not too strenuous, but given the altitude, you feel it. It's pretty high up, at about 10,000 feet, so be prepared for cooler weather.

Thank Eammorgan
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

about 30 minutes from downtown Cedar City---not a popular place to visit so not crowded---a real plus---only 3 or 4 hiking trails but the hike along the rim is fantastic and challenging

Thank mikesmutt
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Not quite as spectacular as Bryce but a lot easier to get to and much quieter and less crowded. We walked along the rim to the point for the best views.
It is a national park so the Golden Age pass for seniors is accepted.

1  Thank ElizabethRegina
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Cedar Breaks is a spectacular canyon smaller and less celebrated than its more famous cousin, Bryce Natl Park, but in some ways better because it is easier to quickly get a sense of the whole geological phenomenom that created this place. The trails allow you to see the canyon from many vantage points...and they are short enough so that a visit of two to three hours will allow you to see most of the best views. The elevation is about 10,400 ft so don't do the trails if you are new to that height or prone to dizziness. Do try to be there at 10am, 12n or 2 pm for one of the informative Ranger talks.

1  Thank joerussin
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