Q:

Help Me Plan My Southwestern Road Trip: Cedar Breaks National Monument

My buddies and I want to take a car-camping spring road trip through the Southwest, beginning and ending in Las Vegas. What do you recommend?

Apr 23, 2012
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Cedar Breaks

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Day 6
In the morning, drive south on Route 89 and cut across the Tushar Mountains, the third-highest range in Utah, on State Route 153. You'll then take I-15 south for about an hour, until you arrive at Cedar Breaks National Monument. This rocky, three-mile-wide and 2,000-foot-deep hoodoo-filled amphitheater looks almost like a smaller Bryce Canyon, and doesn't open until the snow melts in mid-may. In the summer, stay at Point Supreme Campground for $14 per night, no reservations necessary. If you want something less primitive, you can spend the night at nearby Brian Head Resort ($225 per night).

Day 7
Now it's back to Vegas, only three hours down I-15.

Day 1: Vegas to Zion
Day 2: Zion National Park
Day 3: Bryce Canyon National Park
Day 4: Capitol Reef National Park
Day 5: Fishlake National Forest
Day 6: Cedar Breaks National Monument

Filed To: Adventure Adviser

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