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. Arrange your visit to Cedar Breaks National Monument and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cedar City using our Cedar City tourist route planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The road from Cedar City up to the Monument is STEEP! Just fair warning. But once up there the landscape is overwhelmingly beautiful. Huge green meadows, deep canyons in hues of red and orange and wil...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We hit most of the View points which provided terrific views of the canyons. This is like a mini Bryce Canyon with fins and hoodoos. The weather was perfect~  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    If you are anywhere near, this is a must see. It is a National Monument, so is free to holders of the Park Pass. There are great trails and a nice picnic area.  more »
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  • May 17, 2017
    I was living in Las Vegas for work (Airline, not casino) and finally had had enough of the heat (117° for the third day in a row). About a 3 hour drive and worth every minute. The beauty (and much cooler air, mid-50's) was so refreshing, absolutely restoring to the soul! The rock formations, the wildflowers, trees, everything. finally found a nice spot and just read for a couple of hours. Had a hard time heading back to Vegas, but knowing this little slice of heaven was a short drive away made it much easier.
  • July 4, 2017
    My family and I only had a few hours to spend here, but the landscape is amazing. We drove to most of the overlooks and the kids did the Jr Ranger Program. The wildflowers were just beginning to bloom. We were a week early probably. I will definitely return when I have more time.
  • May 30, 2017
    Absolutely loved our visit here last Saturday. Incredibly beautiful. Fairly quiet first thing in the morning and it was chilly. Still snow on the trails and not all trails were open yet. Dogs are allowed on leashes. Don't miss this spot if you're in the area!
  • June 1, 2017
    At over 10000' the Top of the mountain is breath taking. Worth the trip. We came off I-15 and traveled east on 143? With 31' RV and towed car. The climb was tough! 1st gear up switch backs 13% grade I'm glad we didn't come down that way. Headed east toward 89.
  • June 14, 2017
    Escaping the crowds of Zion and the hot desert floor... We drove up here the first week of June and had a snowball fight! It was in the 60s at the top which is 10,350 feet up. The staff is more than friendly and they have a Junior ranger program for the kids too. Beautiful area not to be missed.

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