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Cedar Breaks contains a variety of hiking trails, many of which are considered easy to moderate. Trails provide access to outstanding viewpoints not visible from the road. Please keep in mind all trails start at over 10,000ft and can be more difficult then they appear for those not acclimated, visit our safety page for more information by following the link below. Ranger-led walks and hikes may be available in the summer months, check out our calendar page for details.

Protect Your Park

Watch Your Step
Please walk only on trails and keep all vehicles and bikes on designated roads.

Stay Above the Rim
Due to the steepness of the amphitheater, please do not attempt to hike down from the rim. There are ways to explore the bottom of the Cedar Breaks Ampitheater by starting in Dixie National Forest.

Leave the Rocks as You See Them
Graffiti—carving, scratching, chalking, or any type of marking—is illegal and unsightly. If you see someone marking on the rocks, please report it to a ranger.

 

Cedar Breaks Trails

Trail Name Round-trip Distance Time Description
Sunset Trail 2 miles 60 minutes

This accessible paved trail, runs between the Point Supreme Overlook and Sunset View Overlook. The park picnic area is located at the half-way point of this trail. Built to offer all ages and abilities the opportunity to enjoy a walk in the woods and avoiding steep grades, this trail provides gentle slopes and offers many rest areas. This is the only trail where pets are permitted. Easy

Nature Trail 0.6 miles 30 minutes

This trail is an unpaved connects the the Point Supreme Campground with the Sunset Trail near Point Supreme.This path is great for viewing birds and park wildlife, and to get away from crowds. Easy

Alpine Pond Loop Trail 1-mile or 2-miles 1.5 or 2.5 hours

This loop trail forms a figure-eight through forest and meadows. There are multiple ways to experience this trail. Starting at the trailhead, you can start on the lower trail for excellent views of the amphitheater or the upper trail for views of meadows of native wildflowers, spruce-fir-aspen forest, and ancient deposits of volcanic materials. The lower trail also leads to Alpine Pond, just after the pond, you may choose to take the cut-off connecting to the upper trail to return to the trailhead (one-mile round trip option) or continue on the lower trail till in connects with the upper trail and then return to the trailhead (two-miles round trip option). Moderate

South Rim Trail 5-miles 4 hours

The South Rim Trail offers spectacular views in all directions. The Spectra Point Viewpoint is located on the one-mile mark, the Ramparts Viewpoint is located at the two-mile mark, and The Bartzen Viewpoint is located at the 2.5-mile mark. The trail begins at 10,500ft and follows the rim down to the viewpoints, remember you don't have to go down, but you must come up! Moderately Strenuous

 
 

Last updated: February 10, 2021

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Mailing Address:

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

Cedar City, UT 84720

Phone:

(435) 986-7120

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