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Alpine Pond (Cedar Breaks National Monument) :: Brian Head, UT

A short loop trail through wooded country atop the Markagunt Plateau. This trail forms a loop through the subalpine forest above the east rim of the Cedar Breaks amphitheater. It is a self-guiding nature walk, with pamphlets provided at either trailh

Spectra Point–Ramparts Trail (Cedar Breaks National Monument) :: Brian Head, UT

A short, out-and-back day hike along the rim of the Cedar Breaks. This trail follows the south rim of the Cedar Breaks amphitheater, revealing sweeping vistas of the ragged walls and eroded pinnacles that fill the basin. From the parking lot the pat

Upper Alpine Pond Trail :: Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT

Upper Alpine Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Iron County, Utah. It is within Cedar Breaks National Monument. It is a mile long and begins at 10,492 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is two miles with a total elevation gain of 195 feet. The Al

Alpine Pond Trail :: Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT

Alpine Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Iron County, Utah. It is within Cedar Breaks National Monument. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 10,557 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 19 feet. The Chessm

Lower Alpine Pond Trail :: Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT

Lower Alpine Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Iron County, Utah. It is within Cedar Breaks National Monument. It is a mile long and begins at 10,492 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 395 feet. The Al

Spectra Point Overlook Trail :: Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT

Spectra Point Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Iron County, Utah. It is within Cedar Breaks National Monument. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 10,365 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 484 feet

Rampart Overlook Trail :: Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT

Rampart Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Iron County, Utah. It is within Cedar Breaks National Monument. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 10,293 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 590 feet. The

Rampart Overlook Trail :: Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT

Rampart Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Iron County, Utah. It is within Cedar Breaks National Monument. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 10,293 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 590 feet. The

Southwest Utah and Escalante Area Campgrounds :: Cedar City, UT

Southwest Utah and the Escalante area (often referred to as "Color Country") is, well, full of color! It’s a vast and varied place, where rainbow hues tend to be commonplace, and campers come to share in the glory. Located in southwestern Utah, it sn

Cedar Breaks Bottoms (Dixie National Forest) :: Cedar City, UT

A backpack route that begins at Crystal Spring in Dixie National Forest and ends in Cedar Breaks National Monument with several trail options. The portion of the hike that falls within the national monument is a Research Natural Area and is closed to

Pink Cliffs :: Panguitch, UT

The Cliffs’ propensity for what geologists call “differential weathering” culminates at Cedar Breaks National Monument and Bryce Canyon National Park where colossal amphitheaters are stuffed with ornate erosional features that defy the imagination.

Zion National Park Area Campgrounds :: Kanab, UT

Zion National Park is probably the most visited place in this area, and while it’s definitely worth a visit, it isn’t the only place worthy of your time. Perhaps it’s just the place everyone thinks they should see when they pass through southwest Uta

Virgin River Rim Trail :: Cedar City, UT

The Virgin River Rim Trail (VRRT) is one of the newest trails in the Dixie National Forest and has instantly become a new-found classic. The trail follows the edge of the Markagunt Plateau, which is rimmed by the always-captivating Pink Cliffs. These

Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway :: Cedar City, UT

A 6-mile drive with riveting views of the cliffs and amphitheaters of Cedar Breaks National Monument. Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway combines a unique blend of national forest and national monument. The paved two-lane highway is open from about June throu

Markagunt Plateau Scenic Drive: Cedar City to Parowan :: Panguitch, UT

A high-elevation mountain and plateau drive, this loop is composed of three separate designated scenic byways, giving two major options to complete either a short or long loop. The scenery is a terrific combination of alpine forest, aspen groves, and

Dark Hollow - Second Left Hand Canyon :: Brian Head, UT

Dubbed the “Vertical Mile,” Dark Hollow-Second Left Hand Canyon is a downhiller’s delight. If you have just one day in Brian Head, this is the only choice. The route begins atop Brian Head Peak at 11,307 feet (quite possibly Utah’s highest mountain-b

Spectra Point/Ramparts Overlook :: Panguitch, UT

An undervisited scenic wonder, Cedar Breaks National Monument is a lovely example of the farthest western reaches of the Colorado Plateau’s stunning geological beauty. Formed in order to protect “spectacular cliffs, canyons, and features of scenic, s

Twisted Forest :: Brian Head, UT

Located 2 miles west of Brian Head. Highlights: Panoramic views of Cedar Breaks National Monument, the Twisted Forest, and Brian Head Peak. Side hike to Twisted Forest (bring a bike lock). Tread: 2.4 miles on doubletrack; 7.4 miles on maintained dirt

Cedar Breaks :: Brian Head, UT

Located about 18 miles east of Cedar City. Highlights: This road is so spectacular you just have to do it. Besides, one of the great things about a mountain bikes it that it works pretty well on pavement, too. Bikes are not allowed on trails in Cedar

Rattlesnake Creek :: Cedar City, UT

The trail follows the fence line—the national monument boundary—across a flat meadow, then through pine forests. It emerges on the north shoulder of the fan-shaped Cedar Breaks. At various points just after the end of the fence, you can walk about 1

Rattlesnake Creek - Ashdown Gorge (Dixie National Forest) :: Brian Head, UT

A long day hike or short overnight trip down a primitive route from the Markagunt Plateau to the lowlands, followed by a wade through Ashdown Gorge. This rugged route makes a long descent along the edge of the Cedar Breaks amphitheater, then follow

Brian Head - Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway :: Parowan, UT

A 55-mile route up and over a high rolling plateau, with wide-ranging views. The byway descends in a series of hairpin turns; not recommended for towed units. Brian Head–Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway traverses a high plateau, offering some stunning vie

Kane County - Unnamed Peak (Andy Nelson Peak) :: Cedar City, UT

“Terrible and beautiful wasteland…. Colored by every color of the spectrum…. Sculpted by sandblast winds…. Carved, broken and split by canyons so deep and narrow that the rivers run in sunless depths.” That’s how author Wallace Stegner described Kane

Summit Mountain Road Drive :: Summit, UT

This is a particularly beautiful drive, especially in autumn, with outstanding views of the Great Basin and the pink cliffs of Cedar Breaks National Monument. It has pretty stretches through stands of aspen and pine and climbs more than 3,000 feet. I

Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Trails :: Cedar City, UT

Ashdown Gorge is a small but unique wilderness area next door to Cedar Breaks National Monument. Locals use the area during the hunting season, but otherwise it receives few visitors. You’re more likely to share the trail with yellow-bellied marmots,