Nearly a year after a major landslide wiped out almost half of State Route 14 near Cedar City, the road is now open again for travelers, hikers, bikers, and fishermen to escape to their favorite Southern Utah hotspot, Cedar Breaks National Monument.

With some of the most spectacular views in the state, Cedar Breaks National Monument is one of Southern Utah's best kept secrets.

"We feel like Cedar Breaks is our hidden treasure," says Bonnie Char of the Brian Head Tourism Bureau. "With the road open, a quick little side trip to the monument often becomes the highlight of the visitors' experience."

Never been to Cedar Breaks? With beautiful attractions like Navajo Lake, Cascade Falls, Bristlecone Trail and a natural amphitheater that plunges 2,500 feet, the national park will definitely leave you with some unforgettable adventures. 

And it's just as beautiful in the fall if you'd rather plan ahead...

Plus, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is now a short drive away on Highway 14. Brace yourself for some bloody battles as Hamlet, Titus Andronicus, and Les Miserables all leave the stage strewn with tales of war and revenge. 

When you need a break from the drama, cruise Highway 14 and soak in the  scenic views that surround the area. Towering pines, red rock formations and golden sunsets will have you wishing your camera had more memory space. Even though the road is now open 24 hours a day, there will be construction happening until September, so drivers should be cautious. 

Check out our feature on Fall Getaways in our upcoming September/October issue for more on the surrounding area.