Accessing Cedar Breaks in the Winter
Experience the sparkling white beauty of winter at Cedar Breaks. There are many activities available in the Monument during the winter for those who are unafraid of a little cold weather! Once the first heavy snowfall closes Utah Highway 148 (roughly mid November to late May) this scenic road becomes a groomed trail through the monument for visitors to ski, snowshoe and snowmobile on.
Junction of Utah Highway 143 & 148: (Between Parowan and Panguitch Utah)
· Highway 143 is kept open all winter and the easiest way to access the winter ranger station.
· Be aware that during and immediately after heavy snowstorms the road could be temporarily inaccessible.
· Snow tires and/or chains are required on this road for generally from November 30 to March 1.
Drive on Highway 143 through Brian Head to the junction with Utah Highway 148. A plowed parking lot is maintained at this junction (except during and immediately after snowstorms).
Distances from Highway 143 Junction into the Monument:
Highway 143 Junction to Winter Ranger Station: 1 Mile
Highway 143 Junction to Point Supreme Overlook: 4.1 Miles
Junction of Utah Highway 14 & 148:
· Highway 14 is kept open all winter but accessing Cedar Breaks National Monument from this direction requires traveling further distances by foot or snowmobile.
· Be aware that during and immediately after heavy snowstorms Highway 15 could be temporarily inaccessible.
· Drive on Highway 14 from Cedar City or Duck Creek Village to the junction with Utah Highway 148. A plowed parking lot is maintained at this junction (except during and immediately after snowstorms).
Distances from Highway 15 Junction into the Monument
Highway 14 Junction to Winter Ranger Station: 6.5 Miles
Highway 14 Junction to Point Supreme Overlook: 3.5 Miles