Another beautiful National Monument in Utah to which I hope to return someday! Millions of years of sedimentation, uplift and erosion have created this deep amphitheater (which is not a true canyon) of rock walls, fins, spires and columns; it spans 3 miles and is over 2,000 feet deep. A vast array of colorful hoodoos stand sentinel at Cedar Breaks, much as they do at Bryce Canyon. The rim of the “canyon” is over 10,000 feet above sea level and is forested with islands of Englemann Spruce, subalpine fir and aspen, separated by meadows of brilliant summertime wildflowers. Stands of rare and extremely old Bristlecone Pine are also endemic to the area.



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