Cedar Breaks National Monument


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) 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 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
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. The primary objectives of the research are to evaluate the effectiveness of night-sky interpretive programs, and identify important night sky-related factors including attitudes, benefits, and behaviors.
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.
Cedar Breaks National Monument. The Ramparts Trail (2 miles round trip) starts from the visitor center and passes bristlecones on its way to Spectra Point and a view point that overlooks Cedar Breaks, a geologic amphitheater.
(The route through Cedar Breaks National Monument is closed in winter.)