Cedar Canyon

Iron County, Utah

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Overview

Cedar Canyon Campground is located conveniently close to Cedar City, Utah, only 11 miles east. Visitors can enjoy hiking, biking and day-tripping to nearby Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Recreation

Cedar Canyon is just 8 miles from Cedar Breaks National Monument, with hiking trails, guided tours and breathtaking scenery. Just outside Cedar Breaks is the Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area, where hikers will find 10 miles of trails and the Twisted Forest, a stand of ancient bristlecone pine. The 34-mile Virgin River Rim Trail is located near the campground with a short drive for access and is open to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Facilities

The campground offers a small group site and several family sites. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided but no showers are available. Roads and spurs are paved.

OHV/ATV's including street legal are not allowed in the campground.

Natural Features

Crow Creek flows alongside the campground, which is settled on the western edge of the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 8,100 feet. A forest of fir and aspen covers the site, providing shade in most campsites.

Nearby Attractions

Cedar Canyon is close to many areas with excellent recreational opportunities. Navajo Lake and Duck Lake are both within 20 minutes, offering boating, canoeing and fishing. The Markagunt ATV Trail System is easily accessed 5 miles to the east. OHV's are not allowed in the campground.

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Adventures Nearby

  • Hike Ramparts Trail via Spectra Point

    To call this place "breathtaking" would not do it justice. The rusty red, orange, purple colors of million-year-old rock erosion are otherworldly, something you'd imagine on Mars. The Indians named Cedar Breaks the "Circle of Painted Cliffs," and ...

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  • Hike the Sunset Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument

    Started the hike at the visitor center. The walk is fairly level and there is not much altitude gain. There are very good views of the park and in the summer there is a profusion of wildflowers. At the beginning of the trail the different wildflow...

    2 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike the Spectra Point and Rampart Overlook Trails

    Park at the visitor center parking lot and start hiking the trail. You'll admire the great views of the breaks and canyons below. If you hike in the summer, be sure to take the time to photograph the many beautiful wildflowers, old cedars, and mar...

    3.7 miles 836 ft gain