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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Lava Point, Cedar Breaks, Timp Cave Open For Season

Cedar Breaks National Monument
High country spots around Utah are now opening up - some a little early this year.

Lava Point Campground, in the Kolob Terrace section of Zion Park, is now open. The park provided this information:

This campground is typically open June through October, as weather allows. In 2014, Lava Point Campground opened on May 5. Situated at 7890 feet above sea level, it is off the Kolob Terrace Road, 25 miles (45 minutes) north of the town of Virgin. It takes approximately one hour and 20 minutes to drive to the campground from the South Entrance of Zion Canyon.

There are 6 primitive campsites available first-come, first-served, pit toilets, and trash cans, but no water. Vehicles longer than 19 feet are not permitted on the road to the campground. There is no charge for camping.

Nearby, Cedar Breaks is also opening up. The monument provided these dates:
May 8 - Cedar Breaks NM scenic road opens
May 23 - Visitor center opens
June 6 - Campground opens

Daily tours of Timpanogos Cave begin Saturday, May 10. The visitor center and book store opened on May 5.

High country roads are expected to open a little earlier than normal this season due to light snowpack.

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