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Cedar Breaks National Monument and Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Amphitheater from Point Supreme, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Duck Lake, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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View from Point North Overlook, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Navajo Lake, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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View from Chessman Ridge Overlook, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Bristle cone Pine from Ramparts Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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View of Blowhard Hollow from Cedar Canyon Campground, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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View from Point North Overlook, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Strawberry Point, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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The Twisted Forest, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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View from Chessman Ridge Overlook, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Strawberry Point, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Cedar Breaks in Winter, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Bristle Cone Pinetree from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Cedar Breaks in Winter, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Sunset from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Sunset from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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The Twisted Forest, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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View from Point North Overlook, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Navajo Lake in Fall Colors, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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White Columbine, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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View from Brian Head, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Duck Lake, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Cedar Breaks in Winter, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Hoodoo from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Cedar Breaks in Winter, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Last Light, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Navajo Lake, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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View from Point North Overlook, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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View from Chessman Ridge Overlook, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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View from Brian Head, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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The Twisted Forest, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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View from Point North Overlook, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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The Twisted Forest, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Navajo Lake, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Hoodoos from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Bristle Cone Pinetree from the East Ramparts Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Cedar Canyon, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Navajo Lake, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Amphitheater from Point Supreme, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Bristle Cone Pinetree from the East Ramparts Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Cedar Breaks in Winter, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Amphitheater, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Duck Lake, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Navajo Lake, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Duck Lake, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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View from Chessman Ridge Overlook, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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View from Brian Head, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Amphitheater from Point Supreme, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Alpine Loop Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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View from Brian Head, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Bristle cone Pine from Ramparts Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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The Twisted Forest, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Last Light, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Alpine Loop Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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The Twisted Forest, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Amphitheater from Point North Overlook, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Cedar Breaks in Winter, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Sunset from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Cedar Breaks in Winter, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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View from Chessman Ridge Overlook, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Amphitheater from Point Supreme, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Cedar Breaks in Winter, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Amphitheater from the Spectre Point Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Cedar Breaks in Winter, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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The Twisted Forest, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Navajo Lake, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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View from Point North Overlook, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Alpine Loop Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Cedar Breaks in Winter, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Alpine Meadow near Alpine Pond, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Navajo Lake, Cedar Mountain, Utah

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Alpine Pond, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Navajo Lake, Cedar Mountain, Utah

Cedar Breaks National Monument is located in southeast Utah not far from both Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. In many ways it is similar in formation and color to Bryce Canyon. Cedar Breaks looks down into a half-mile deep amphitheater and is located on top of Cedar Mountain. Additionally it is famous for it's bristle cone pines. This park's rim is at approximately 10,000 feet and has very cool summers and lots of snow.

Cedar Mountain is directly to the west of Cedar City, Utah and includes Cedar Breaks National Monument. Most of Cedar Mountain is in the Dixie National Forest. It includes Brian Head Ski Resort, beautiful lakes and streams, mountain meadows, and even an overlook that gives a view of the Zion National Park high country.

I first visited Cedar Breaks National Monument as a teenager in the 60's with my family. From 1972 until 1975, I attended and graduated from Southern Utah State College (now Southern Utah University) in Cedar City, Utah. One of our favorite things to do, when we should have been studying, was to grab a group of friends and head up to Cedar Mountain. If Cedar City was too hot, Cedar Mountain was in the 60's. In the winter the snow was unbelievable and the colors even more intense. Since I returned to this area, I have hiked some of the trails on the mountain and have many more to trails to discover and photograph. Just last week (March of 2017), I snowshoed into Cedar Breaks and got some marvelous full winter pictures, with over 4 feet of snow on the ground. Just need time to process them and post them to the web site.

Cedar Breaks faces west and always has great sunset pictures. Here are some photos from my collection that I hope that you will appreciate.