Cedar Breaks National Monument’s Scenic Road — State Route 148 — connecting Utah Highways 14 and 143, has closed for the winter season.
Snowdrifts and ice have accumulated on the road to the point where it has become unsafe to allow vehicle traffic, according to the National Parks Service.
Although the scenic road through the park is now closed, vehicles can still access the northern side of the park via Highway 143 and the town of Brian Head. State Route 143, which connects Parowan to Panguitch, will remain open throughout the winter, but the public should be aware this route temporarily closes during and immediately after heavy snowstorms and periods of blowing snow.
For up-to-date road conditions, visit the Utah Department of Transportation’s web page at udot.utah.gov or get 24-hour automated information by dialing 511 in state.
As the snow continues to build, Cedar Breaks Scenic Drive will be transformed into a marked and groomed snowmobile route.
Snowmobilers should be aware that while within park boundaries, snowmobiles are only permitted on the marked, groomed path through the park.