Cedar Breaks National Monument


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Cedar Breaks National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Cedar Breaks National Monument

Address:2390 W Hwy 56, Suite 11
Cedar City, UT 84720

Phone:435-586-9451
Fax:435-586-3813
Web: www.nps.gov/cebr/
Size: 6,155 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on August 22, 1933.
Location:In southwestern Utah. From I-15 southbound, take UT 143 east; from I-15 northbound, take UT 14 east for 18 miles, then UT 148 north for 4 miles.
Facilities:Campground, picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, auto touring.
Special Features:A huge natural amphitheater has eroded into the variegated Pink Cliffs (Wasatch Formation), 2,000 feet thick at this point. Millions of years of sedimentation, uplift and erosion have created a deep canyon of rock walls, fins, spires and columns, that spans some three miles.

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Two parks highly involved in night sky interpretation are Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument, both in southern Utah.
Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument recognize the importance of protecting night skies and providing interpretive programs to educate visitors.
Cedar Breaks National Monument was preserved in 1933 and encompasses nearly 603,000 acres.
This research examines the relationship between lightscapes and visitor enjoyment by comparing the responses of day-use visitors with those attending night sky-related interpretive programs at Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument.
A total of 1,650 visitors (day-use and night sky program attendees) to Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument were approached and asked to complete a short survey regarding their park experience.
North of Zion, Cedar Breaks National Monument embraces a limestone amphitheater where wind, rain, snow and ice have etched a series of spires and serrated ridges into the Markagunt Plateau.
The route through Cedar Breaks National Monument is closed in winter.
Brian Head is also a cross-country skier's haven, with 22 miles of marked trails and access to nearby Cedar Breaks National Monument.