"CEDAR BREAKS NM- BRYCE WITHOUT THE CROWDS!!!!!" Cedar Breaks National Monument by mtncorg

A beautiful counterpoint to nearby Bryce Canyon and Zion, Cedar Breaks NM is a magnificent amphitheater more than 200 feet deep, over three miles in diameter, set at 10000 feet along the west side of the Markagunt Plateau. The huge crowds that can plague the other nearby parks don't seem to get up this high - your advantage. There is a campground and a small visitor center, but no mule rides, no rivers to wade or run and nothing built up outside the Park - except Brian Head ski area to the north - to entice the would-be visitor. There are only a couple of short trails, so for the most part, the Park is of the drive-through variety taking advantage of several viewpoint turnouts along the plateau rim from which to gain different views of the Breaks' glory. Entry costs $4 per person.

  • Last visit to Cedar Breaks National Monument: Sep 2005
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  • oriettaIT's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    Due to some problems during our planning we could not get a campsite in Bryce. We decided to book the camp at the Point Supreme campground in Cedar Breacks, I am happy to see that we won't feel cheated at all but we will probably enjoy it even more as we don't like the crowd! Let's hope we won't freeze in our small tent :) thanks for sharing

  • goingsolo's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2006 at 3:11 PM

    Bryce without the crowds? I like it! Missed this place on my previous trips to Utah. Will have to check this one out.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2005 at 10:46 PM

    Cedar Breaks definitely looks more thrilling than Bryce Canyon :-) Never was aware that it is so beautiful :-)

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