Distance

1 Miles

Elevation Gain

200 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Point-to-Point

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Gorgeous views of the multicolored-limestone Cedar Breaks Amphitheater which drops 2500 vertical feet over 3 miles from an elevation of 10,350'.

Cedar Breaks National Monument is a gorgeous multi-colored limestone amphitheater that many consider to be more beautiful than Bryce Canyon National Park given its greater depth over a shorter distance and higher elevation. And because it is less well known it is far less traveled than its neighbors of Zion and Bryce.

The Sunset Trail is a recently-built, 1 mile (2 mile out and back) trail that runs along the eastern rim of the amphitheater from the Campground near the Visitor Center to the Sunset View Overlook. The views of the amphitheater are fantastic and the sunsets unparalleled given the western facing nature of the monument.

To get to the National Monument you can take either Highway 14 east from I-15 in Cedar City, going north (left) on Highway 148, or you can take Highway 143 south from I-15 at Parowan. Alternately from the east you can take either Highway 143 from Panguitch at Highway 89 (typically coming from Bryce) or Highway 14 from Highway 89 near Duck Creek Village. 

The Sunset Trail itself begins either at the Sunset Overlook or at the Campground and proceeds a mile. As an out and back it lengthens to 2 miles total.

In the winter Highway 148 is frequently closed due to snow and even late into spring the trail can be covered in snow and muddy.

Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash. 

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Virgin, Utah

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Distance

1 Miles

Elevation Gain

200 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Point-to-Point

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