Nearby Attractions

Brian Head Peak covered in snow.
Brian Head Peak

Brian Head Peak

This mountain hosts a number of trails, most of them intended for mountain bike enthusiasts. Summit views are expansive, including vistas into the neighboring states of Arizona and Nevada. During the summer and fall season, a good dirt road (FS-047) can be followed three miles to the wide, flat summit.

Bicyclist traveling through a field of yellow flowers
Bicyclist at Brian Head Resort

Brian Head Resort
Brian Head Resort is one of Southern Utah's premier winter and summer destination. With fun activities for all ages, there is no better family vacation destination. With a high-speed quad chair lift and access to premier terrain, Giant Steps Mountain offers trails that intermediate and advanced skiers, snowboarders and mountain bikers love. For more information about upcoming events in Brian Head, visit\

Trail steps under a cliff overhang.
Cascade Falls Trail

Cascade Falls
Named for the waterfall that flows out of the side of the cliff, this trail is a local favorite. The trail provides spectacular views of Zion National Park and beyond. The water that flows over the falls is supplied by Navajo Lake through an underground lava tube or sink hole. The water flows a couple miles underground through the tube before exiting at the Virgin River Rim. (Please note, the lava tube is closed to travel due to the low levels of oxygen and high water flows.)

Closeup photo of bristlecone pine tree.
Bristlecone pine tree, one of earths oldest organisms.

Bristlecone Pine Trail

The easy half-mile Bristlecone Pine Trail is located along Scenic Byway, U-14. A great hike for families where you can see Zion National Park in the distance as you mingle among a grove of young Bristlecone pines. Summer is best time to visit, but you can usually get to the trail early in the fall or late in the spring, snow levels will limit access in the winter.

vehicles and tents near a blue lake
Navajo Lake camground

Navajo Lake
Located about 15 miles east of Cedar Breaks of Highway 14, picturesque Navajo Lake was originally know to the Paiute Indians as Pa-cu-ay, meaning "Cloud Lake." The lake came into being when a lava flow dammed the eastern end of the valley. Boating, swimming, mountain biking and fishing are popular activities at Navajo Lake.

interior of Mammoth Cave on Cedar Mountain
Interior of Mammoth Cave.

Mammoth Cave
Mammoth Cave opens to one of the largest lava tubes in Utah, with over 2200 feet of passages. Formed by cooling lava and flowing water, Mammoth Cave is part of the Markagunt Plateau. Geologists believe that some of this lava is only several thousand years old –relatively young in geologic terms! During summer months, the cave is a popular nightly resting spot for several bat species, and is frequented by other small birds and mammals.

stream running through a meadow with fall trees in the background.
Duck Creek Village
Duck Creek Village
Just a few miles east of Navajo Lake is Duck Creek Village. Lodging, restaurants, and a gas station are available in this small town, as well as rental services for snowmobiles and ATVs.
red stone tunnel with a road running through it.
Red Canyon tunnel

Red Canyon
Red sandstones will grab your attention as you enter Red Canyon, and the recreation offered is vast including horseback riding, hiking trails, off road vehicle paths, biking, camping, picnicking, scenic drive, photography and in the winter –cross country skiing.

Zipper Petroglyph at Parowan Gap
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

Parowan Gap
Located ten miles west of the nearby town of Parowan, the Parowan Gap was created when an ancient river carved a notch through the Red Hills. At the Gap, the cliff sides are covered with ancient petroglyphs dating back to the Fremont Culture. The most notable of these petroglyphs is the Zipper Glyph, believed to be a solar calendar, for on the day of the summer solstice the sun raises and sets directly though the middle of the gap.

Pioneer cabin with wagon wheels
Frontier Homestead State Park & Museum

Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
Visit Frontier Homestead and experience living in a pioneer cabin, loading a wagon for the trek west, and learn about Iron County's industrial history. The Frontier Homestead offers much more than a typical museum experience. Through the hard work of staff and volunteers there are a wide variety of hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.

Shakespeare style actors dancing with kids
Shakespeare actors and kids
Utah Shakespeare Festival
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is hailed as one of the world's foremost regional theaters. Each year, the festival attracts more than 150,000 patrons from throughout the nation to a five-month season of plays and musicals. The Festival's productions –both Shakespeare and modern playwrights –are presented at the brand new Beverley Center for the Arts.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Cedar City, UT 84720


(435) 586-9451 x4420
The number above will contact our Administrative office in Cedar City. You can contact the monument directly, from mid June - mid October, by calling (435) 586-0787.

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