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Sunset View

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Zion + Bryce Canyon Area, Utah

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  • The view looking north from Sunset View in the general direction of Point Supreme and across the Cedar Breaks Amphitheater.- Sunset View
  • Looking west from Sunset View in the general direction of Cedar City. Chessman Canyon is the deep chasm seen in the center.- Sunset View
  • Looking south from Sunset View into Columbine Canyon.- Sunset View
  • Sunset View offers a great view straight down into Chessman Canyon.- Sunset View
  • - Sunset View
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Pros: 
Fantastic views of hoodoos. Near the road. Few crowds.
Cons: 
Viewpoint is inaccessible to automobiles in winter.
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Region:
Zion + Bryce Canyon Area, UT
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Sunset View is the highest of the viewpoints at Cedar Breaks National Monument on Highway 148 right between Highway 14 and Highway 143. It is a viewpoint with comparative solitude compared to Inspiration Point or Sunset Point at nearby Bryce Canyon National Park, or even Point Supreme, less than a mile to the south of Sunset View. Like the rest of Cedar Breaks, it is a fantastic pit stop for travelers en route between Bryce Canyon and Cedar City. It should be noted, however, that with an elevation of over 10,500 feet, the weather will play a major role in how you get to Sunset View and the rest of Cedar Breaks. Highway 148 is not plowed during the winter, and it is about a 4-mile trek from any plowed road to access Sunset View via snowmobile, snowshoe, or backcountry skis for the greater part of the year.

Sunset View offers a view that is very comparable to Point Supreme. There is no signage from Highway 148; rather, you will have to keep an eye out for a small parking pullout on the west side of the road between Chessman Ridge overlook and the visitor center. From there it is only about a hundred feet to the edge of the small viewpoint. The viewpoint presents a similar vantage point to Point Supreme, with the best views down into the canyons to the west and toward a plethora of hoodoos to the south.

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