Cedar Breaks National Monument

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Spectacular Geology, Forests, and Meadows at 10,000 Feet.

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Look down into a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater; wander among timeless bristlecone pines; stand in lush meadows of wildflowers; ponder crystal-clear night skies; and experience the richness of the subalpine forest.

Cedar Breaks Natl Monument, Brian Head Peak

Brian Head Peak over the Cedar Breaks National Monument amphitheater

Cedar Breaks Star Parties

Milky Way over Cedar Breaks National Monument

Milky Way over Cedar Breaks National Monument

To celebrate and share the beauty of our dark night skies, Cedar Breaks hosts a series of star parties throughout the summer season. Each star party is conducted by park staff and astronomy volunteers at Point Supreme. Once the light fades, the party kicks off with a laser light tour of the constellations, followed by star viewing through several telescopes. Observe swirling nebulae, twinkling star clusters, neighborly planets, and distant galaxies.

Star parties will be held every Saturday evening beginning in July and extending through Labor Day weekend. Additional star parties are scheduled for full moons and meteor showers. Please note that start times will change as the season progresses.

Star parties may be canceled due to inclement weather: for more information call the visitor center at 435-586-0787 ex. 4031 (during the summer season only).

For more information about star gazing, visit www.nps.gov/cebr/star-gazing.htm.

Annual Wildflower Festival

Oregon Fleabane wildflowers at Cedar Breaks National Monument

Oregon Fleabane wildflowers at Cedar Breaks National Monument

Every summer Cedar Breaks is treated to a spectacular display of wildflowers. Early bloomers such as cushion phlox, kittentails, and aspen bluebells emerge in late June. Displays peak in mid-July as countless other wildflowers bloom: scarlet paintbrushes, Colorado columbines, little sunflowers, elkweeds, and many more fill the forests and meadows with color.

Every year Cedar Breaks celebrates this colorful show with an annual Wildflower Festival. Join a specialist on a guided hike and learn all about the different wildflowers. Guided hikes are offered twice daily and meet at the Visitor Center. You can also pick up a common wildflower checklist or a "What's In Bloom" handout and go on a self-guided walk.

For more information about the Wildflower Festival, visit www.nps.gov/cebr/wildflower-festival.htm.

Getting To Cedar Breaks

Drive the Patchwork Highway. The monument is 3 miles south of Brian Head Resort.

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For more information:
Cedar City • Brian Head Tourism Bureau


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