Cedar Breaks National Monument
90 minutes northwest
Cedar Breaks National Monument is just located over an hour north and west of Kanab. It sits at the western edge of a large plateau at an elevation of over 10,000 feet. The views from this area are quite spectacular and offer scenic formations similar to those found at Bryce Canyon National Park. This national monument offers a Junior Ranger Program and ranger-guided hikes along with educational programs where visitors may learn about the geology and history of the monument. Wildlife on this plateau is significant with deer, elk, porcupines and more. Sighting of deer will be the most likely occurrence while other large animals (mountain lions, bears, etc.) are less likely to be seen.
Night-time star parties are also available and are held at Point Supreme Overlook. During summer months this area is accessible with your vehicle. In the winter season, services are closed, but Cedar Breaks Monument can be accessed by cross-country skis, snowmobile or snowshoe. A yurt (small hut) is frequently staffed by volunteers who may offer warm-cocoa during the winter months. Cedar Breaks National Monument is close to Duck Creek Village and lodging, dining, activities are readily available at Duck Creek. Click here for an itinerary that offers suggestions of things to do on a tour to Cedar Breaks National Monument and the Duck Creek area. Kanab, Utah and other communities on the highway 89 corridor are also close by. Cedar Breaks is close to Brian Head Ski & Summer area, Navajo Lake, Panguitch Lake and other attractions on Cedar Mountain.
On the way to Cedar Breaks from Kanab, stop at the Fine Art Bingham Gallery sitting adjacent to the historic Maynard Dixon property in Mt. Carmel on the left side of Hwy 89. Also stop at Tod's Country Store Chevron at the Junction of Hwy 89 and 14 as you turn to drive up Cedar Mountain. They have delicious "dirt burgers" or prime rib sandwichs. Also close to Cedar Breaks is Navajo Lake for some great fishing. For more great tips, call or visit the Kane County Office of Tourism in Kanab. (435) 644-5033 Located at 78 S. 100 E. Kanab.
Information with permission and courtesy of VisitSouthernUtah.com