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Scheduling and Guidelines

Cedar Breaks has a short “field-trip” season due to weather, staffing, school schedules and road availability. Check what is available during the time of year you hope to visit, or check our Current Conditions page for what is available right now.

  • The best dates to plan a field trip to Cedar Breaks are from June – early October. This is when visitor services including trails, picnic areas, restrooms, and rangers to enhance your visit are available.

  • Plan on the temperatures in the park (10,000 + feet in elevation) to be at least 20 degrees cooler than the surrounding valleys (3-5,000 feet in elevation).
  • Wind and storms are also more likely than the surrounding valleys, so check the park forecast before heading up.
  • Remind students to dress for cooler temps, wear closed-toed shoes, bring a water bottle, snacks and lunch that do not need refrigeration.
  • In the off-season (mid-October – late-May) restrooms, trash cans, picnic areas and park staff are not available.
  • From late-October to late-May the road into the park is CLOSED.

Field Trip Rules & Regulations

All academic field trips must have an Academic Fee Waiver before visiting the park; otherwise, visitors age 16 + must pay the Entrance Fees.

  • Leave No Trace: Make sure students know to take only pictures and leave only footprints when visiting the park.

    • Everything in the park stays in the park – do not allow students to collect rocks, flowers, pinecones etc.

    • Do not allow students to damage resources by picking plants, bark, digging, scratching into rocks and trees etc.

    • If your group spots wildlife, enjoy it and keep your distance. If the animal reacts to your presence, you are too close.

    • Please ensure your students stay on the trails for their own safety as well as reducing the impact on the plants and animals around them.

Travel Time, Picnicking & Restrooms:

  • It takes approximately 30 minutes for a bus to drive from Cedar City to Cedar Breaks National Monument.

  • From June – early October, restrooms and picnicking are available at the Point Supreme Picnic Area, which has a covered pavilion and is better for large groups.

Trails & Hiking:

Adequate supervision is highly recommended prior to heading out on a trail; one teacher and/or adult per seven students K-5th grade aged, or one adult per ten students in 6th - 12th grade. You can read more about our trails on our Hike a Trail page.

Last updated: April 19, 2022

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Cedar Breaks National Monument: Administrative Office
2390 West Highway 56 Suite #11

Cedar City , UT 84720

Phone:

(435) 986-7120

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