Cedar Breaks and Wildflowers Galore

Summer 2017

Have you heard of Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah? Yeah….us neither. Until we were near Bryce Canyon NP and someone told us it was a MUST to visit!

With its high elevation at over 10,000 ft and its short season, late May to October, it’s no wonder that it’s not as frequented as the bustling neighboring parks of Bryce and Zion. Though, I should note that Cedar Breaks is officially opened year round but in the winter the main road into it is closed and only accessible by cross country ski and snowmobile.

happy to see snow!
amy & mom

Late May the road into the park opens. If you’re visiting early in the season, don’t forget to check the road conditions, bring a coat and expect to see snow. By late June the place is covered in wildflowers! What a sight to see! We didn’t stay at the campground but imagine it fills quickly during this time.

It’s really not as remote as it seems. A short 45 minute drive up the mountain from Cedar City and I-15. And an easy day trip from Bryce Canyon or Zion.

*bonus tip*
Dogs are allowed on a couple of the trails and to the outlook near the Visitor Center. Always call and check before you visit 😉

Have you ever visited this lovely monument?

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