• Cedar Breaks amphitheater

    Cedar Breaks

    National Monument Utah

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Nature & Science

Amphitheater
Amphitheater
 

Created to protect “spectacular cliffs, canyons, and features of scenic, scientific, and educational interest,” Cedar Breaks National Monument is one of 270 national park units identified as containing significant natural resources. The park includes an outstanding, scenic, multi-colored geologic amphitheater with a mixture of spruce/fir forest and subalpine meadows on the rim lands.

At this elevation, (8,100–10,662 feet), winters are long and cold. Summers are brief and cool. Mean monthly minimum temperatures are above 32 degrees F only in June, July, August, and September. Annual cumulative snowfalls can exceed 30 feet. A wide variety of plant life exists in the park, due to the wide range in elevationandmicro-habitats. The park’s topographic diversity also supports a large variety of animal life.

Did You Know?

Bristlecone Pine

The oldest trees in Cedar Breaks National Monument are the Bristlecone Pine. One Bristlecone is over 1,600 years old. You can view this tree on the Spectra Point Trail.