Cedar Breaks National Monument is a little off the beaten path; but, oh so beautiful!
It is located on RT 148, between Cedar City and Rt 89 that goes north/south towards Page/Lake Powell and Panguitch/Bryce Canyon in Southern Utah.
If you are coming from Vegas or heading north on I-15, exit at the Cedar City exit # 57. That will put you on Rt 130 heading into town. Turn right onto Center Street/Rt 14 and head east on Rt 14. That will take you across to Rt 89 if you are heading towards Bryce Canyon. Just after you peak the highway coming into the Dixie National Forest will be Rt 148 - heading north towards Brian Head Ski Resort.
Depending on when you are traveling across Rt 14, the road to Cedar Breaks (RT 148) closes in mid-November till Spring due to heavy snow fall.
Cedar Breaks is located at 10,000 Feet above sea level!
As you are standing at the beautiful overlooks of Cedar Breaks, you soon realize how immense and incredibly wonderful it really is! The amphitheater of "hoodoos" is 2,500 feet deep with just an assortment of multicolored rocks, spires and hoodoos!
If you are lucky enough to visit it before the snow starts, you'll be amazed at the lush forest, meadows and flowers. However, once the snow starts, it will typically get up to 15 FEET of snow during the season.
Visiting Cedar Breaks would also make a great day trip, either on your way to us at Stone Canyon Inn Bed and Breakfast or on your way back to I-15.
It can be so invigorating, just being at 10,000 Feet and taking in the incredible sites.
As an added bonus, the fall colors during September and October are beautiful. Course, anytime of year is special when you visit there. The views and vistas just "light up" even more during the fall months.