Cedar Breaks National Monument
Cedar Breaks National Monument is located in southwestern Utah. Established in 1933, the monument covers over 3,000 acres and is known for its hoodoo formations, similar to Bryce Canyon NP. The monument is named after the Cedar Breaks, a series of large amphitheaters and canyons that were carved into the rock by erosion over millions of years.
The monument is located at an elevation of over 10,000 feet, which provides visitors with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Visitors to Cedar Breaks National Monument can enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, wildlife watching, and scenic drives. The park is home to a variety of plant and animal species, including alpine wildflowers, pikas, and marmots.
VISIT Cedar Breaks National Monument:
Cedar Breaks National Monument was established on August 22, 1933.
|Address||Cedar Breaks National Monument, Brian Head, UT, 84719|
|Hours||Closed winters & holidays|
|Entrance Fee||$10 per person|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Cedar Breaks National Monument. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Cedar Breaks National Monument is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Cedar Breaks National Monument are June, September, July & August.
Cedar Breaks National Monument Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Cedar Breaks National Monument is visited.
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Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Cedar Breaks National Monument.
|Zion National Park||31 mi|
|Bryce Canyon National Park||37 mi|
|Pipe Spring National Monument||54 mi|
|Glen Canyon National Recreation Area||87 mi|
|Capitol Reef National Park||99 mi|
|Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument||103 mi|
|Rainbow Bridge National Monument||111 mi|
|Grand Canyon National Park||117 mi|
|Great Basin National Park||120 mi|
|Navajo National Monument||143 mi|
Nearby Campsites & RV Parks
If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Cedar Breaks National Monument, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.
|Point Supreme - Cedar Breaks National Monument||Cedar City, UT more||2 miles|
|Cedar Canyon||Cedar City, UT more||5 miles|
|Te - Ah||Cedar City, UT more||8 miles|
|Navajo Lake||Cedar City, UT more||9 miles|
|Spruces||Cedar City, UT more||9 miles|
|Panguitch Lake||Panguitch, UT more||11 miles|
|Duck Creek||Cedar City, UT more||12 miles|
|White Bridge||Panguitch, UT more||16 miles|
|Parowan Gap Petroglyphs||Parowan, UT more||20 miles|
|Lava Point - Zion National Park||Springdale, UT more||20 miles|
Nearest Ski Resorts
For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Cedar Breaks National Monument:
|Brian Head Resort||Brian Head, UT||10,929 ft||47%||3 mi|
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Cedar Breaks National Monument, we've listed the closest airports in the area.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Cedar Breaks National Monument.
|Harry Reid International Airport||LAS||Las Vegas, NV||167 mi|
|Salt Lake City International Airport||SLC||Salt Lake City, UT||222 mi|
|Lake Havasu City International Airport||LHS||Lake Havasu City, AZ||234 mi|
|Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport||PHX||Phoenix, AZ||294 mi|
|Ontario International Airport||ONT||Ontario, CA||363 mi|
|Reno–Tahoe International Airport||RNO||Reno, NV||395 mi|
|Los Angeles International Airport||LAX||Los Angeles, CA||403 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Cedar Breaks National Monument.
|Cedar City Regional Airport||CDC||Cedar City, UT||14 mi|
|Saint George-Southwest Utah International Airport||SGU||St George, UT||55 mi|
|Grand Canyon National Park Airport||GCN||Grand Canyon - Tusayan, AZ||123 mi|
|Flagstaff Pulliam International Airport||FLG||Flagstaff, AZ||185 mi|
|Provo-Utah Lake International Airport||PVU||Provo, UT||188 mi|
|Prescott International Airport - Ernest A. Love Field||PRC||Prescott, AZ||208 mi|
|Lake Havasu City International Airport||HII||Lake Havasu City, AZ||228 mi|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.