Winter Access

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Experience the sparkling white beauty of winter at Cedar Breaks! It is a myth that Cedar Breaks cannot be accessed once 148 is closed. Download our Winter Visitor Guide and read more below...

  • The north section of the park along State Route 143 is OPEN year-round (except during and immediately after heavy snowstorms.) This includes the North View Overlook, Rattlesnake Trail pull-off and the winter parking area at the junction of 143 & 148.
  • Skiers and snowshoes can break their own trail through the forests and meadows, or follow groomed trails. It is advised to stay above and 200 feet (60 meters) away from the amphitheater rim.
  • Visitors can snowmobile on designated routes once the first heavy snowfall closes Utah Highway 148 (roughly mid-November to late May.)
  • No fees are collected in winter; just remember to Leave No Trace.

Parking to Access Cedar Breaks In Winter

Junction of Utah Highway 143 & 148: (Between Parowan & Panguitch)

  • 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).

  • Be aware that during and immediately after heavy snowstorms Highway 143 could be temporarily inaccessible.

  • Snow tires and/or chains are required on this road generally from November 30 to March 1.

Distances from Highway 143 Junction into the Monument:

  • Highway 143 Junction to Point Supreme Overlook: 4.1 Miles

Junction of Utah Highway 14 & 148:

  • 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).

  • 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 14 could become temporarily inaccessible.

Distances from Highway 14 Junction into the Monument

  • Highway 14 Junction to Point Supreme Overlook: 3.5 Miles

Last updated: December 7, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Cedar City, UT 84720

Phone:

(435) 586-9451 x4420

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