History & Culture

Close up of older native american man with ceremonial dress & orange cliffs in the background.


Learn more about the many people who have called Cedar Breaks home.

Old photo of the historic Cedar Breaks Lodge.

Historic Places

Learn about the historic places in and near Cedar Breaks.

Black and white photo of a man on horseback, looking out at a rocky landscape.


Discover the hidden stories of Cedar Breaks.

Old color slide image of Cedar Breaks cliffs - hand painted in pink and orange.


Check out historic photos, documents and objects from Cedar Breaks National Monument!


Humans have passed through Cedar Breaks for centuries, but very few have stayed. Because of its high elevation, Cedar Breaks is a lush retreat in summer and frigidly harsh in winter. The lands which today comprise Cedar Breaks National Monument were included within the boundaries of Sevier National Forest in 1909, and subsequently incorporated into the Dixie National Forest. Management responsibility transferred from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Interior on August 22, 1933, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Cedar Breaks a national monument. Many people have passed through this region taking memories, living off the land and leaving their own marks as well. Little physical evidence remains from those that came before. But their stories, once heard, enrich our knowledge of this special place.

Last updated: October 9, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Cedar Breaks National Monument: Administrative Office
2390 West Highway 56
Suite #11

Cedar City, UT 84720


(435) 586-9451 x4420

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