Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Nature & Wildlife in Cedar Breaks

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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