Place

Chessmen Ridge Overlook

Three people look over railings to rock formations in the distance.
Chessman Ridge Overlook

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Quick Facts

Audio Description, Benches/Seating, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Picnic Table, Wheelchair Accessible

Overlooking Chessmen Ridge, this overlook is centrally located on the rim overlooking the Cedar Breaks Amphitheater. It is the highest elevation overlook in the park at 10,461ft and offers stunning views of the ridge and surrounding formations. The overlook features one of the larger parking lots and can be used to access a bristlecone pine grove and the Alpine Pond Loop Trail by the Chessmen Ridge Spur Trail beginning at the overlook parking lot.

The area is open year-round, but access does vary throughout the year depending upon weather. Once the park road is closed to vehicle access (normally in November each year), the overlook is only accessible by snowshoe, cross-country skies, or snowmobiles.