Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cedar City

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A natural amphitheater, the rim of Cedar Breaks National Monument rises 3,000 m (10,000 ft) above sea level. Shale, limestone, and sandstone--alternating stripes of orange, gold, white, and brown--run from the rim to the canyon floor. Local Native American tribes called this the Circle of Painted Cliffs. The amphitheater floor is covered with spires, walls, crevices, and cliffs that settlers called "breaks" or "badlands." The rim makes a great spot for hiking and photos. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cedar City trip simple and quick.
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  • We spent 10 days seeing Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon (North Rim), Zion, and Bryce with a day trip to Cedar Breaks. We were blown away by Cedar Breaks! You drive up a mountain road that keeps going up a...  more »
  • what a great place on way from las Vegas to Bryce park . We stopped on our way and we were surprised how beautiful it is , Not crowded at all and very accessible . We stop at few stops and each one ha...  more »
  • Beautiful views! There are look-outs stops along the road for super photographs. This is a must see for all our visitors.  more »
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  • Many people aren't aware but you can still visit cedar breaks during the winter, albeit just takes a little more energy. A great place to go snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing (preferred personally). Saturdays and Sundays in February and March from 11-2pm they do hot coco at the yurt provided by park services. They also have guided snowshoe hikes free of charge if you sign up.
  • Small park, big payoff. A little out of the way, but that's a good thing. Zero crowds even at the height of the travel season. Night sky program at our campground was pretty cool, views are AMAZING. Several nice hikes within the park and many more within 15 minute drive. Most people would visit as a side trip to Bryce or Zion...just go hang out for a few days and RELAX.
  • This is a breathe taking location so very beautiful. I love it up on top so many overlooks but the one near the south entrance is the best. It's a little bit of a hike but not bad at all and the view is well worth it.
  • Beautiful area. Several nice overlooks. It would nice be to hike down into the canyon. Check out Bryce Canyon for great hikes amongst the hoodoos.
  • An absolutely beautiful place to visit! Very close to brianhead ski resort and just a few miles from Cedar City. Plenty of breathtaking views. I love visiting whenever I can.
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