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Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT

May 2016, we were on a trip to Utah, Arizona and Nevada for a 9-day hiking & roadtrip.

After a long 10-hour drive, we broke at St.George, UT for the night.

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As we drove in the direction of Bryce Canyon National Park, Google Maps showed three different routes and we took the most green-looking route and it turned out to be the best option for sure.

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We drove through Cedar Breaks National Monument. The area is amazingly beautiful and goes up beyond 10,000ft easily.

There are a few “closed for the season” Skii resorts in the area. There was still plenty of snow on the mountains for a beautiful drive through.

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We saw a lot of people biking and riding ATVs. On a hot day, we walked through ice (on flipflops) to get to some view points for spectacular view of the canyons sprayed with snow.

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There are hiking trails in the area but we chose not to do much hiking on that day.

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Drove through Panguitch Lake, and we wondering how a summer trip to here would be. One can swim in the lake, go for a bike ride, hike the trails, hit the roads for a run or two. Sounds like a perfect triathlon training location !!

Unplanned, random stops at National Monuments and Stateparks in Utah will not disappoint you.