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Monday, August 23, 2021

Summer Trip 2021, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cedar City, Utah

 Cedar Breaks National Monument

Point Supreme Campground

Cedar Breaks is a natural amphitheater stretching across a distance of about three miles with a depth of over 2,000 feet. The elevation of the rim of the amphitheater is over 10,000 feet. The formations in this park closely resemble those that are found in Bryce National Park and the Red Canyon in the Dixie National Forest. 

This park is extra special. At a height of over 10,000 feet the air is crisp and clear. The views are spectacular. We camped out at Point Supreme campground in the heart of the park. The nighttime skies were amazing with the milky way clearly visible spanning across the sky. We had flush toilets, hot showers (a luxury), firewood from the campground host to keep us warm at night and a nice site with great views. Just about perfect.

We enjoyed several hikes while in the park. One of the hikes took us along the rim to a lovely Alpine pond with views of the canyons that make this park so dynamic.

We drove up to Brian Head peak the highest point in this area at over 11,000 feet. It was a drive we will never forget. All of it was gravel road with several spots that were steep and a bit rocky. We were rewarded with views that were so amazing of the surrounding landscapes that stretched on for miles in every direction.


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