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Cedar Breaks National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located in the U.S. state of Utah near Cedar City. Cedar Breaks is a natural amphitheater, stretching across 3 miles (4. 8 km), with a depth of over 2,000 feet (610 m). The elevation of the rim of the amphitheater is over 10,000 feet (3,000 m) above sea level. Rising above the rim is the prominent Brian Head, the peak of which lies a short distance outside of the National Monument boundary.

The rock of the amphitheater is more eroded than, but otherwise similar to, formations at nearby Bryce Canyon National Park, Red Canyon in Dixie National Forest, and select areas of Cedar Mountain (SR-14). Because of its elevation, snow often makes parts of the park inaccessible to vehicles from October through May. Its rim visitor center is open from June through October. Several hundred thousand people visit the monument annually. The monument area is the headwaters of Mammoth Creek, a tributary of the Sevier River.

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Nearby Locations:

Duck Creek Village (12.6 miles)
Kanarraville Falls (18.2 miles)
Zion National Park (25.4 miles)
Canyon Junction Bridge (29.8 miles)
Eagle Crag Trailhead (35.2 miles)
Bryce Canyon National Park (37 miles)
Bryce Point (37.7 miles)
Pine Valley (40.4 miles)
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park (41.9 miles)
Willis Creek Slot Canyon Trailhead (42.3 miles)
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Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah 143
Brian Head, Utah 84719

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