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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Fantastic views of hoodoos. Near the road. Few crowds.

Cons

Viewpoint is inaccessible to automobiles in winter.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

Big vistas
Geologically significant
ADA accessible

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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