Winter Access

Man skiing away from winter yurt
 

Experience the sparkling white beauty of winter at Cedar Breaks. 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.

Accessing Cedar Breaks in the 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).
  • 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 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 Winter Ranger Station: 1 Mile
  • 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 Winter Ranger Station: 6.5 Miles
  • Highway 14 Junction to Point Supreme Overlook: 3.5 Miles
 

Last updated: December 5, 2016

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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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