If you’re looking for a unique vacation destination, consider visiting Cedar Breaks and the Southern Ski Resorts. Located near Cedar City, Utah, Cedar Breaks is a 3 mile-long, 2,000-foot-deep amphitheater. The rim reaches over 10,000 feet above sea level. If you’re into nature and skiing, it’s a great place to visit. It’s a U.S. National Monument and offers a wide variety of skiing activities.
If you’re looking for some outdoor activities, Cedar Breaks’ trails are perfect for families. If you’d rather avoid the slopes, take a nature hike. The scenic loop trail connects the Spectra Point to the Ramparts Overlook trail. This 6-kilometer trail is a short but scenic route through the Dixie National Forest. While you’re hiking, you’ll see a beautiful landscape of quaking aspens and ponderosa pines. There’s also a lookout point and restrooms. This popular tourist destination is closed during winter, so be sure to check ahead for the hours.
Cedar Breaks’ southwestern location makes for a spectacular destination in the summer and winter. With its soaring mountains, it’s a popular destination for winter sports. The snow can get a little muddy at times, but the scenery is stunning. With a high elevation and a wide range of activities available, it’s a perfect getaway for anyone looking for a natural, outdoor adventure.
The natural beauty of Cedar Breaks’ scenery will make any skier’s heart sing. The peaks are similar to Bryce Canyon, but with more vivid color. The area’s Native American name, “Circle of Painted Cliffs,” was named by the locals as a result of millions of years of erosion. A unique characteristic of the Cedar Breaks area is the presence of the Bristlecone Pine, the oldest tree in the world. In addition to the rocky landscape, the Dixie National Forest will allow you to enjoy the lush alpine meadows filled with ponderosa pines and quaking aspens. The stunning display of wildflowers during the summer will be the highlight of your trip to Cedars.
The Cedar Breaks National Monument is a great place to visit, and it is accessible from Highway 148. It is the highest resort town in the United States and is home to three National Parks and two National Monuments. Visitors will find a day-use yurt/ranger station at the Cedar Breaks, where free hot chocolate is served during the winter months. A short drive from Parowan, the monument is 15 miles from the Brian Head Ski Resort.
The Cedar Breaks National Monument is the halfway point between Bryce Canyon and the Great Basin. The parkway passes through the town of Brian Head, and it passes Panguitch Lake and the Patchwork Parkway. While you’re at the monument, you’ll want to explore its natural surroundings. After all, they’re the same: a natural amphitheater! Whether you’re visiting the northern or southern ski resorts, the landscape is a fascinating place to visit.