Highway 14 in Southern Utah

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Highway 14

Situated west of Bryce Canyon, the scenic Utah Highway 14 links Interstate 15 at Cedar City with Hwy 89, skirting the Cedar Breaks National Monument, Navajo Lake and Dixie National Forest.

  • Highway 14 runs for 40 miles from Cedar City to Hwy 89 near Alton
  • It takes about one hour to drive, but allow longer for stops 
  • Hwy 14 runs across the southern part of the scenic Markagunt Plateau at 9,900 feet elevation
  • This scenic byway starts in Cedar City, 79 miles west of Bryce Canyon National Park

Overview

Highway 14 in Utah starts in Cedar City, about 79 miles west of Bryce Canyon National Park. It climbs upwards and runs across the southern part of the scenic Markagunt Plateau at 9,900 feet with plenty of points of interest along the 40 mile journey.

Driving Directions

From Cedar City, just off I-15, head east on Hwy 14 following it for 40 miles to its junction with Hwy 89. Along the way there are some small picnic facilities and turn offs to many parks which have restaurants, restrooms and visitor centres.

This paved road is well maintained and may only become impassable after heavy snow.

To reach Bryce Canyon, continue to head north on Hwy 89 and east on Hwy 12 for a further 40 miles.

Time/Distance

This scenic byway runs for 40 miles from Cedar City to the junction with Hwy 89 near Alton. It takes about one hour to drive but it will probably take longer with so many parks, lakes, creeks and waterfalls to stop at along the way.

Highlights

  • Beautiful views across Zion National Park
  • See the sheer cliffs at Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area
  • Encounter the strange volcanic lava fields
  • Take advantage of the excellent photo opportunity from Navajo Lake Overlook
  • Get glimpses of the red rock amphitheater at Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Enjoy impressive views of Cedar Mountain, Navajo Lake and Zion National Park

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