11 Apr 2022
Hiking Trails in Cedar Breaks National Monument
This under-the-radar national monument is a must-see spot for any visit to Cedar City. A natural red rock amphitheater with stunning views, natural wonders, and night sky views that are out of this world; Cedar Breaks National Monument has it all!
Alpine Pond Trail
EASY | 2.2 MILES | SUMMER – FALL | LOOP | 196 FOOT ELEVATION GAIN
A picturesque walking trail that leads to a surreal alpine pond. Perfect in the summer to view wildlife and wildflowers. Early in the season this trail may have drifts of snow or be muddy.
(Trail T2 on the area map included below)
Trailhead: Located at the Chessman Ridge Overlook in Cedar Breaks National Monument (Hwy 148).
South Rim Trail
MODERATE | 3.7 MILES | SUMMER – FALL | OUT & BACK | 836 FOOT ELEVATION GAIN
A high country trail winding along the plateau rim; passes a stand of ancient bristlecone pines at Spectra Point and ends at Ramparts Overlook. This high elevation hike, though moderate, may leave you winded.
(Trail T3 on the area map included below)
Trailhead: The trailhead is located at the Cedar Breaks Fee Station on Hwy 148.
EASY | 2 MILES | SUMMER – FALL | OUT & BACK | 160 FOOT ELEVATION GAIN
View meadows, trees and peaks along the way to Sunset View Overlook. Built to offer all abilities the chance to enjoy a walk in the woods. This paved trail is ADA accesible. And a great spot to view wildflowers during the annual Wildflower Festival!
(Trail T1 on the area map included below)
Trailhead: The trailhead can be accessed at the Point Supreme Overlook in Cedar Breaks (Hwy 148).
Download our area Hiking Guide here, and learn more about planning your visit.
Planning Your Visit to Cedar Breaks National Monument
Entrance Fee: Cedar Breaks is a National Monument, so National Park Day Use Fees apply here. Day Passes are $10 per person (16 years and older) and is valid for 7 days from time of purchas. Passes can be purchased at the park entrance station or online here.
For those with an annual national park pass, senior pass, or lifetime pass, your pass must be shown at the entrance station before entering Cedar Breaks National Monument.
Plan Your Visit to Cedar Breaks: With construction underway for the new Cedar Breaks Visitor Center there are some operations changes underway at the monument. The Point Supreme Overlook (and a large part of the associated parking lot) are closed to access for construction.
Plan ahead by visiting their site, linked here, to learn more.
Getting There from Cedar City: Take State Route 14 east through Cedar Canyon. Turn left at the junction with Hwy 148. Continue to Cedar Breaks National Monument.
Come explore our backyard and capture a memory or two of your own! When you do be sure to tag @visitcedarcity to share your adventure.
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