Cedar Breaks

Cedar Breaks
Cedar Breaks

Cedar Breaks sits at over 10,000 feet and looks down into a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater.

The rock here is similar to Bryce Canyon National Park, but is more eroded. Uplift and erosion formed the canyon over millions of years, raising and then wearing away the shale, limestone, and sandstone that was deposited at the bottom of an ancient 70 by 250 miles lake, known as Lake Claron about 60 million years ago.

We didn't expect the crowds we encountered here; the parking lot was full and we had to park down the road on the shoulder and hoof-it back to the visitor center and overlook.

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