Winter Returns to Cedar Breaks National Monument

November 10, 2022

Cedar Breaks News Release


Release Date:      November 9, 2022

Contacts:             Brent Everitt,, 435-986-7119


Winter Returns to Cedar Breaks National Monument

Roads to and through the park have been closed for the season.


Cedar City, Utah – Following the first significant snowfall since early October, Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway (Hwy. 148) and Rim Road (the road through the park) were closed for the season on Tuesday, November 9. The closure of the roads comes a month earlier than last year and marks the end of busy summer season at the park.


Although the roads are closed, the park remains open. Vehicles can access the northern side of the park via Highway 143, which will remain open throughout the winter but may close temporarily during and immediately after heavy snowstorms and periods of blowing snow. For up-to-date road conditions, visit the Utah Department of Transportation’s (UDOT) website at or call 511 in state, or 866-511-UTAH (8824) out of state.


As the snow continues to build, the Rim Road will be transformed into a marked and groomed snowmobile route. The rest of the park will become a winter playground for those on snowshoes and skis. Snowmobiles are only permitted on the marked, groomed path through the park. Staying on the marked path ensures a safe and enjoyable recreational experience for visitors while protecting park resources such as plants and wildlife. Additional details will be released once there is enough snow coverage to establish the snowmobile route.


About Cedar Breaks National Monument: Established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, Cedar Breaks National Monument preserves the multicolored geologic spectacle of the Cedar Breaks amphitheater, scenic vistas, and natural and cultural resources of scientific interest for public appreciation, education, recreation, and enjoyment. Visit us at, on Facebook, and Instagram


About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s more than 400 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at, on Facebook and Twitter



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