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    Visitor services became available at Cedar Breaks National Monument beginning Monday, June 1, according to Superintendent Kathleen Gonder.

    Cedar Breaks National Monument is now open. File photo

    “Amid this season of COVID-19 outbreak, we are excited to offer visitors outdoor spaces to explore and relax,” said Gonder. “For the safety of visitors we ask that social distancing continue while visiting the park.”

    Sunset Trail and the park’s overlooks are open. Visitors are advised to stay on open trails. Although the snow is melting rapidly, trails that are currently closed continue to be snow covered and muddy. Crews are working to open the remaining trails over the coming weeks, according to Monument officials.

    The Visitor Center is currently open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Rangers can be found throughout the park offering information and insights on park resources. Picnic areas and restrooms are open. The Point Supreme Campground will open on Friday, June 19.

    The park entrance fee for recreational use of the monument is $10 per person aged 16 or older. The fee can be paid at the fee station as individuals enter the Visitor Center/Point Supreme Overlook area. The Cedar Breaks Annual Pass, Interagency Annual and Senior Passes may also be purchased at the fee station. These passes are also available for purchase at the park’s administrative office in Cedar City and at the Iron County Visitor Center, 581 North Main.

    As is the case every year, when the Cedar Breaks road connecting Highway 148 to Highway 143 opens, weight restrictions will be in place prohibiting vehicles over 26,000 gross vehicle weight rating from using the road through the park.

    Signs are in place on all the approaches to Cedar Breaks alerting drivers to the fact that the Cedar Breaks road is subject to the weight limit.

    Questions regarding the status of the Cedar Breaks Scenic Drive and park activities can be directed to the park’s headquarters office in Cedar City at 435-586-9451. Visitors can call the park Visitor Center directly at 435-586-0787 to inquire about park activities and recreational opportunities or check the Cedar Breaks website at www.nps.gov/cebr.

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