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Markaguant Scenic Byway

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Basics
Location:
Hwy 14 from Cedar City across the Markagunt Plateau to Hwy 89
Surface:
Paved
Suitable Vehicle:
Any Vehicle
Length:
40 miles oneway
Time:
1 hour
Season:
Drivable year round

Description

Markagunt Scenic Byway climbs from Cedar City through a beautiful canyon to a summit of 9,900 feet just south of Cedar Breaks National Monument. Majestic rock canyon walls and heavy forests of pine and aspen line the route. Past the turn-off to Cedar Breaks (Hwy 148) the route gently descends for 23 miles through meadows and forests to a junction w/ Hwy. 89. There are some nice views south over the Pink Cliffs along the way...Stops of interest along the way: ..Cedar Breaks National Monument (Turn-off at Mile 18) ..Navajo Lake/Cascade Falls (Turn-off at Mile 25) A gravel road intersects the scenic drive and leads to pretty 1,500 acre Navajo Lake. The three-mile long lake is surrounded by forested hills. Branching off from the road to Navajo Lake is a dirt road leading to Cascade Falls National Recreation Trail. It runs along the top of the Pink Cliffs offering great views south to Zion National Park and ends at a pleasant waterfall. . .Alpine Mirror Lake (Turn-off at Mile 29) - A dirt road runs north from the scenic drive to a parking area. From there is a short walk to this pretty, small lake. ..Mammoth Cave (Turn-off at Mile 31) - The cave runs about 1/4 mile on two levels through an ancient lava field. It is very dark, cool and spooky. You'll need a powerful flashlight to see at all, and you might want to bring two. Gym shoes or hiking boots are also needed. You'll need to cover several miles of rough dirt roads to reach the cave. . .

Details

Location:
Hwy 14 from Cedar City across the Markagunt Plateau to Hwy 89
Surface:
Paved
Suitable Vehicle:
Any Vehicle
Length:
40 miles oneway
Time:
1 hour
Main Roads:
UT-14 E
Season:
Drivable year round

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