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.
History & Culture
Last updated: October 9, 2018