Cedar Breaks To See

On the Colorado plateau, lies the Cedar Breaks National Monument, with an elevation of 10,000 and a span of over 3 miles, with a fall of about 2,000 feet in depth. This natural beauty that has been perfected by nature through a combination of Millions of years of carving to perfection through erosion and geological phenomenons, resulting in the production of a great Amphitheater which has been painted with bright colors of yellow, red, orange and purple, through the ingenious creativity of nature in the mixture and use of iron and manganese that could be found in the rocks. This marvelous structure and painting of nature has earned it the name of “Circle of Painted Cliffs” by the Indians.

We recently spent some time there doing some traveling and were able to get a business hotel package and tour set up. Traveling for business can be fun and not tedious as long as you go to a destination that is fabulous like Cedar City. This colorful monument has also embodies a variety of terrains ranging stone spires, canyons, and steep walls and cliffs that are physically very challenging to climb. The park is also known for its rich store history, including plant and animal wildlife. Cedar Breaks National Monument is home to a variety of animals and rodents such as squirrels, marmots, and chipmunks. It is also possible, though rare, to find big mammals in the monument, such as mountain Lions. It has a rich store of plant forms readily available for the enjoyment of its visitors. Cedar Breaks harbors the Bristle pine plant, which is branded one of the oldest known living organisms to man. Springtime comes with a variety of wildflowers such as the Silvery Lupine, Wild Rose and Cinquefoil, with a host of others, that carpet and decorate the terrain, and gives it a whole new look and experience.

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Though the park is not visited as often as other more popular parks such as the Zion National Parks, Hundreds of thousands of tourists still visit Cedar Heads Monument to enjoy the unique experience it offers. Cedar Breaks offer a variety of activities to its visitors ranging from Festivities, Hiking facilities, Ranger programs, and Cross country skiing during the winter, when the resort is closed to visitors.

If you visit Cedar Breaks during the summer, you might be lucky to partake in the Wildflower festival, and or the star parties. The wildflower festival would treat you to a display of some of the most exquisite wildflowers you can find around the park. You may pick up a flower brochure and explore around as you find some of the most fascinating scenarios of wildflowers around. During the weekends, kids can visit the Yurt and 3:00 pm and be part of the interesting Wildflower Scavenger Hunt. The fall of darkness introduces a whole new set of activities and fun. Throughout the Summer, Cedar Breaks hosts a number of star parties, where visitors are educated by a team of astronomy volunteers from Point Supreme. This educative two hour party would teach you all you ever wanted to know about the structure of the universe, and the constellation mythology. The party commences with a laser tour of the constellation, then proceeds to viewing of the stars and neighboring planets with different telescopes. This is an event that would change your view of the universe, and keep you fascinated for the rest of your life.

Cedar Breaks has hiking trails that would suit all levels of experience and abilities; however, you must be aware the Cedar Breaks is 10,000 feet high, and can cause breathing problems for the old and those who are not in good physical condition. Cedar Breaks has four main hiking trails, with each one presenting a whole new set of adventures; The Ramparts Overlook Trail or Spectra point is situated along the rim, and offers visitors an exciting view around the park and its surroundings. The Bristlecone pines can be found around this trail. The Alpine Pond Nature, Campground and Rattlesnake Creek Trails are found in Cedar Breaks.

Rangers provide guided tours around the facility which could be very educational on topics such as general plant and animal knowledge and conservation techniques, geology and human history. Kids may complete the junior ranger program booklet, and be accredited with a Cedar Breaks Junior Ranger badge from a Ranger of the Park. These are all the things I learned with a business hotel package given to us on our travels to southern Utah.