Cedar Breaks Scenic Road 148 opened June 4

Cedar Breaks Scenic Drive, also known as State Highway 148, finally opened for the summer season after the last of the snow was cleared from the road, according to a statement from Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Visitor services at the southwestern Utah location, such as restrooms, the information center and ranger programs will be available beginning June 7. A few feet of snow still cover all the park’s trails. Park overlooks have ice and snow patches. Visitors are advised to use caution while in the park and to follow all posted signs. The Point Supreme Campground is estimated to be open to the public in late June, according to monument staff.

“We are excited to open visitor services for the season and share the magnificent snow-covered vistas created by this spring’s storms with everyone,” said Kathleen Gonder, superintendent of Cedar Breaks National Monument. “We anticipate a spectacular wildflower display this season and are looking forward to a great summer in the high country.”

Cedar Break National Monument would also like to remind the public that heavy vehicles will be prohibited from using SR 148 until the subsurface has dried. A heavy vehicle is defined as any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 26,000 pounds. Road signs outlining the weight restriction are posted on all routes leading to the monument to remind trucks and other heavy vehicles to use alternate routes.