Getting Around

By car:

A five-mile scenic drive runs through Cedar Breaks and provides views of the lush meadows and subalpine forests of the Markagunt Plateau. Please do not drive into meadows, which are easily damaged. Speed limits are reduced throughout the Monument to protect visitors and wildlife. Be alert, as deer and other animals frequently cross the road.

This drive, which is Utah Highway 148, leads to the Monument’s main attractions. Starting in the north, you will see:
• North View overlook.
• The Yurt and north Alpine Pond trailhead.
• Chessman Ridge overlook and the south Alpine Pond trailhead.
• Sunset View overlook.
• Point Supreme Campground and picnic area.
• Visitor Center, Point Supreme overlook, and Ramparts/Spectra Point Trail.

Please remember to pay your pay your fee or show your park pass at the fee booth

By foot:

Cedar Breaks has three hiking trails, which accommodate all levels of hikers. Try the one mile (one-way) Sunset Trail for an easy walk. Explore the looping two-mile Alpine Pond Trail and view wildlife beneath the shade of spruce and fir trees. Or climb the hills of the two mile (one-way) Ramparts/Spectra Point Trail and admire the scenery along the rim of the amphitheater. Visit our hiking page for more information about these trails.

The Spectra/Ramparts trail and Alpine Pond Trail are unpaved, with the occasional rock or tree roots which require sturdy footwear. The Sunset Trail is paved and good for Wheelchairs and strollers and those wanting to avoid dirt and mud. We also have four overlooks, all of which ar paved.

Take note that the high altitude (10,000 + feet, 3,000 + meters) of Cedar Breaks may cause shortness of breath and fatigue, so rest frequently when hiking and drink plenty of water and take your time.

For information about wheelchair accessibility, and available services for those with special needs please visit our Accessibility page.

For information on where pets are allowed, please visit our Pets page.


Last updated: February 25, 2019

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Mailing Address:

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

Cedar City, UT 84720


(435) 586-9451 x4420

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