On a very wet and windy day that saw flash floods in Zion Canyon and portions of Interstate 15 washed out between St. George and Las Vegas, we found ourselves driving up Utah State Highway 148 along the edge of Cedar Breaks National Monument. Northwest of Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks is every bit as beautiful and engaging as its big sister, Bryce Canyon, only smaller in size. It’s also less well known than Bryce, so not nearly as busy, and every bit worth the visit.
Panaramic view of Cedar Breaks National Monument. (Click on the icon to embiggen the panorama.)
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