Experience the sparkling white beauty of winter at Cedar Breaks! There are many activities available for those who are unafraid of a little cold weather! Once the first heavy snowfall closes Utah Highway 148 (roughly mid November to late May) it becomes a groomed trail through the monument for visitors to ski, snowshoe and snowmobile. For more info on accessing the park in winter, visit our Winter Access page.
Just outside of Cedar Breaks, there are less restrictive opportunities for snowmobiling. Established trails exist and connect across the Cedar Mountain Complex, many of which are regularly groomed. Please visit the Cedar Mountain Snowmobile Complex website or view the trails map. Private property is generally closed to public use and the US Forest Service has been maintaining a closure at Deer Valley.
Snowshoeing & Skiing
Cedar Breaks has miles of trails for the adventurous skier and snowshoer. Whether you are skiing a groomed trail in a developed area or venturing to the trees, remember that you are traveling in a remote area with all its dangers: unpredictable wildlife, changing weather conditions, deep snow, frozen ponds, and more. Your safety is not guaranteed. Be prepared for any situation and know the limit of your abilities.
Guided Snowshoe Hikes
Cedar Breaks’ interpreters provide guided snowshoe hikes to the public in January through March (weather permitting). Snowshoes and poles are provided to those who don’t own their own. Search our Calendar of Events for times, dates and how to register.
After registering, visitors will get details on how to prepare for the hike and more. On the day of the hike, rangers instruct visitors in snowshoe use and will lead a interpretive walk. Rangers will then lead visitors back to their vehicles or encourage visitors to return at their own pace.
Winter Star Parties
To celebrate and share the beauty of our dark night skies, Cedar Breaks hosts a series of star parties during the winter months. Each star party is conducted by a park staff and astronomy volunteers at various dates and locations. Search our Events Calendar for times and dates of upcoming winter star parties.
Last updated: November 29, 2018