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    Cedar Breaks

    National Monument Utah

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Things To Know Before You Come

Safety Tips

At over 10,000 feet above sea level, Cedar Breaks offers a unique experience for visitors. Temperatures are cool even in the summer months, thunderstorms are a frequent occurrence, and snow is always a possibility. To make your visit a safe and enjoyable one, please follow these precautions:

  • High altitudes may cause shortness of breath and tiredness- slow down, rest often, and drink plenty of water.
  • Bring a jacket. Even in the middle of summer temperatures can drop below 50 degrees.
  • The thinner atmosphere provides less protection from dangerous UV rays. Wear a hat and use sunscreen.
  • Pets must be leashed and attended. They are not permitted on trails or in the visitor center; however, service animals are welcome.
  • Hunting is prohibited inside the Monument. For information on firearms and other regulations, click here.
  • Do not feed wildlife. All animals, rocks, and plants are protected by federal law and must be left undisturbed.

Weather and Climate

Cedar Breaks is over 10,000 feet in elevation, so be prepared for cooler temperatures and unpredictable weather. Summertime highs average between 60 and 70°F. Nighttime lows often dip into the 30s and 40s°F. Thunderstorms frequently develop in the afternoons. Be aware of the risks of lightning and avoid exposed trails and overlooks until the storms pass.

Cedar Breaks receives an average of 15 feet of snow during the winter. Snow, sleet, and hail can occur at any time of the year, even in the summer! Temperatures drop below freezing about 250 nights out of the year.

For an updated 7-day weather forecast: Link to NOAA website

Cedar Breaks Climate Chart
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Temperature

Average Maximum (F)

30
32 38 43 53 65 70 69 60 47 35 29

Average Minimum (F)
10 11 15 19 27 35 42 42 34 24 15 10

Extreme High (F)
49
51
57
64
79
80
88
86
74
68
60
48

Extreme Low (F)
-16 -18 -10 -8
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26
27
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-13 -12

Days Below 32F

30 28 31 30 26 8
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12 29 30 31

Precipitation (in inches)
Average
3.8 4.0 4.0 3.5 1.4 1.1 2.1 2.7 2.2 3.1 2.7 3.0

Maximum
9.5
8.7
11.1 6.1
3.4
2.9
5.7
7.2
8.0
10.7 5.7
5.5

Maximum 24-hour Precipitation
1.8 1.6 2.4 1.3 1.1 1.2 3.0 1.6 1.7 4.8 1.7 3.2

Days With Precipitation
11
12
11
11
8
6
10
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8
7
8
11

Average Snowfall
60 65 58 46 10 5
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Data from Western Regional Climate Center, station 420900 (Brian Head, UT)


Did You Know?

FDR Signing

Cedar Breaks was declared a National Monument by Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 22, 1933. Its 75th Anniversary was celebrated on August 22, 2008. More...