Cedar Breaks

Cedar Breaks may look like Bryce Canyon, but many characteristics differentiate these two areas. Cedar Breaks is a natural amphitheater style canyon stretching more than 3 miles, with an elevation at the rim of 10,000 feet above sea level, and a depth of over 2000 feet.

Cedar Breaks was formed many years ago, but has continually evolved courtesy of snow and thunderstorms. Color analysts have indentified more than fifty hues in the Cedar Breaks hoodoos. It’s remote location calls for a peaceful visit not lacking scenery or adventure. The five-mile drive leads to 4 view points accessible at Cedar Breaks. None of which will disappoint.

Every year Cedar Breaks is blessed with a stunning collection of wildflowers. Some of the wildflowers include scarlet paintbrushes, Colorado columbines, little sunflowers, and elkweeds. Some of the trees include aspen, englemann spruce, subalpine fir trees, limber pine, and bristlecone pine. The bristlecone pine is a species of tree known to outlast all others, with some neighboring specimens identified as being more than 1600 years old. If you are visiting Cedar City, this makes for a quick trip up the canyon and is worth every minute.