Winter Ranger Station
Cedar Breaks invites you to visit the Winter Ranger Station!
On winter weekends, this traditional snow shelter is staffed by volunteers and park rangers. Located 1 mile south of the junction of UT-143 and UT-148, the shelter provides a warm welcome to Cedar Breaks for snowmobilers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers.
Guided Snowshoe Walks
Cedar Breaks Rangers conduct free snowhoe walks for the public on Saturdays in January and February. Join them for a 2-mile trek in this winter wonderland! Snowshoes are provided. For information on this year's hikes, click here to view our upcoming events page.
What is a Yurt?
Click here to learn how the Winter Ranger Station was constructed and view step-by-step pictures of the construction process!
To get to the Winter Ranger Station in the winter: Drive on Highway 143 until approximately three miles south of Brian Head, at the junction with Utah Highway 148 (Cedar Breaks Scenic Drive). A plowed parking lot is maintained at this junction, except during and immediately after snowstorms. The Winter Ranger Station is located about one mile south of the junction. A snowmobile track follows Highway 148 and is regularly groomed, providing the most direct path to the Winter Ranger Station.
Parking at the Winter Ranger Station is only available in the summer and fall due to the high snow levels.
Volunteer Opportunities at the Winter Ranger StationCedar Breaks relies on the services of dedicated, generous volunteers to staff the Winter Ranger Station on winter weekends.
We are always appreciative of new individuals seeking to volunteer at the Winter Ranger Station. When considering this opportunity, please keep in mind the following:
Did You Know?
Cedar Breaks National Monument can get about 250 days of freezing temperatures during the year. This freezing process contributes to the erosion that shapes the Cedar Breaks amphitheater.