San Rafael Swell Country - Emery County, Utah

Cedar Mountain Recreation Area

The road climbs gently, first across the plains covered with low brush and grasses and then through a dense pygmy forest of Pinyon Pine and Utah Juniper. Eventually you will reach an altitude of 7,664 feet and a breathtaking vista of the entire Northern San Rafael Swell. This is a truly sublime panorama! Welcome to Cedar Mountain Recreation Area. Here you will enjoy picnic areas and spectacular overlooks. There is a map at this location to help orient you to the major landmarks of the Northern Swell and vicinity. This is a fantastic picnic area, with fire grates, picnic tables, pit toilets and garbage cans. There is NO WATER available here, however. Walking through the picnic areas and on the short nature trail is especially enjoyable and older children will absolutely love this place! There are also many splendid overlooks to enjoy, with plenty opportunities for landscape photographers.

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