Cedar Breaks National Monument

Alpine Pond Nature Trail

The Alpine Pond Nature Trail can be used with or without a printed guide that helps identify a variety of plant species and geologic features in the landscape. The trail leads along the northern portion of the natural amphitheater preserved within the Monument. It forms a two-mile loop, which ...

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Point Supreme Campground

Come camp at 10,000 feet elevation. Ranger campfire programs are available in the 28 site campground along with many other visitor activities while the campground is open. Camping is available from mid-June to late-September. Note that the campground opening and closing dates may be slightly earlier or later and ...

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Cedar Breaks: America’s Next National Park?

July 10, 2009, 8:44 am
Southern Utah, home to arguably the greatest concentration natural scenic wonders in the country, may soon have another of its stunning landscapes designated as a national park. If local park enthusiasts have their way, Cedar Breaks National Monument near Cedar City, Utah, may become a national park.As part of a ...

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Duck Creek Chili Cook-Off: July 17-18

June 1, 2009, 11:51 am
    Duck Creek is offering a two-day event for the entire family to enjoy. This Chili cook-off will be offering a lot more than just chili! There will be tons of food, vendors, music, door prize give-aways, a duck derby, and a live band on both nights. There will ...

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Things To Do

Evening Programs Evening Programs are offered every night from mid-June to mid-October at 9:00 p.m. at the Campground Amphitheater. It can be cool at night so remember a jacket. In case of bad weather, the programs will be moved to the Visitor Center. See a Ranger at the Visitor Center ...

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Plants

Wildflowers This is a list of the common types of wildflowers found at Cedar Breaks, for a complete list and description, visit our wildflower brochure. American Bistort (Polygonum bistortoides) Aspen Bluebells (Mertensia arizonica) Colorado Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea) Elkweed (Frasera speciosa) Oregon Fleabane (Erigeron speciosus) ...

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Animals

Animals of Cedar Breaks Mammals Bats Carnivores Even-toed Ungulates Rodents Pikas, Rabbits, & Hares ShrewsShrews Dusky Shrew (Sorex obscurus) Masked Shrew (Sorex cinereus) Northern Water Shrew (Sorex palustris)Squirrels Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Citellus lateralis) Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)Mice Canyon Mouse (Peromyscus crinitus) Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) ...

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Geology

Geologic Formations The geology of Cedar Breaks started around 60 million years ago. The amphitheater one can see from various viewpoints today, was created through 3 geological events: deposition, uplift, and erosion. Below is an in-depth look at each of these events. Deposition Deposition at Cedar Breaks started about ...

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History

Southern Paiute Indians Their range covered from the Great Basin to southern California.  These desert dwellers lived beside water sources and would eat things such as grass seeds, pine nuts, agave stalks, crickets, rabbits, and other wild foods. They would grow corn and go out hunting for deer, elk, and ...

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Preservation

Centennial Initiative 2016 In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016, America invites the world to discover the meaning of national parks to their lives and inspires people to both experience and become devoted to these special places. On August 25, 2006 - the 90th anniversary ...

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