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Cedar Breaks National Monument
Cedar Breaks is was created by many millions of years of deposition and compacting, then several more years of up lift and erosion. The exposed eroded surface cuts through the lush surrounding aspen and pine forest is spectacular colors of red, orange, yellow, brown, beige and white rock. There are several columns and walls of unusual shapes. The same process that created the Cedar Breaks also created the Grand Canyon, Zion Canyon, and Bryce Canyon and is part of the great uplift of the southwest.

They view from the summit of Cedar Breaks overlooks the whole of southern Utah. The elevation at the summit is over 10,000 feet (3190 meters). It is not accessible in the winter. The early autumn is one of the best times to view the area, to see the aspens changing color in the valley below. Taking the Alpine Pond Trail will lead you up to one of nature’s most wonderful gifts: the Bristlecone Pine. The oldest Bristlecone Pines in the Cedar Breaks are about 1,650 year old.

Getting There-
Las Vegas to Cedar Breaks National Monument

Take I-15 north to Cedar City to State route 14 east. Take 14 east to 148 north. Follow signs to Cedar Breaks National Monument

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