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Cedar Breaks National Monument UtahWelcome to Cedar Breaks National Monument. Cedar Breaks National Monument is situated at an elevation of 10,000 feet, and surrounded by Dixie National Forest. The main feature of Cedar Breaks is a huge natural amphitheater - a sort of mini Bryce Canyon - which plunges 2,000 feet into geologic history in the multicolored layers of the Markagunt Plateau. Inside this colorful bowl are hundreds of limestone formations. The pillars, columns, hoodoos and other oddities here seem particularly vivid because they are concentrated in a small area, and the surrounding alpine vegetation is lush and green. Millions of years of sedimentation, uplift and erosion have created a deep canyon of rock walls, fins, spires and columns that make up Cedar Breaks. These formations in Cedar Breaks National Monument span some three miles.

Cedar Breaks National Monument is 23 miles east of Cedar City and three miles south of the resort town, Brian Head. Cedar Breaks National Monument is open from late May to mid October. The campground is open mid-June to mid-Sept. Cedar Breaks is a premier cross-country skiing and snowmobiling destination in the winter with access from Brian Head Resort.

The rim of Cedar Breaks National Monument is forested with islands of Englemann spruce, subalpine fir and aspen; separated by broad meadows of brilliant summertime wild flowers. To learn more about Cedar Breaks National Monument be sure to get a Grand Circle Travel Packet!

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