The prettiest amphitheater around

Cedar Breaks National Monument Travel Blog

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The road southeast towards Utah. Long and lonely, with some interesting clouds.

About two hours and 105 miles east we go, crossing into Utah. We pass right through Cedar City and up the mountains we go. Resting on top of the plateau, at nearly 11,000 feet in elevation is Cedar Breaks National Monument, and this breathtaking view awaits. Millions of years of changes, uplift, and erosion have carved out this giant amphitheater that opens before you some three miles wide, and is more than 2,000 feet deep.  

The minerals that have been deposited over time make the cliffs of Cedar Breaks National Monument display an amazing rainbow of colors.  Point Supreme, at an elevation of 10,350 feet lets you look out over the colors and cliffs with a new perspective of the size.

The closer we got the stranger those clouds looked. What do you see?
 

We listened to the Ranger’s talk for about twenty minutes and then heard thunder in the distance.  The park Ranger stopped her talk and began telling people to head back to their cars.  This is not a good place to be (very crest of the mountain) during a lightning and thunder show.  Thunder storms are very prevalent is the south-western part of the country. 

We got some nice pictures, talked to some great volunteers at the site who were doing surveys of the National Monuments and Parks around the country.  Wow, what a super thing to do. Spend lots of time in the parks talking and meeting people.  We never did see any rain, or lightning, but the thunder seemed to get much closer.

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Not far east of Cedar City, Utah you will find Cedar Breaks National Monument. This is a great summertime visit but closed in winter due to the high e… read entire review
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