Cedar Breaks National Monument is reminiscent of Bryce Canyon National Park with its pink, orange and white hoodoos and yet contrasts the green pines that surround it. Experiencing Cedar Breaks National Monument requires only a scenic drive with stops at several viewpoints overlooking the half-mile deep geologic amphitheater. At about 10,500 feet (3,200 m) in elevation, this national monument has crystal clear skies and cool mountain air year round. Bristlecone pine trees, one of the oldest tree species on the planet, are abundant here in this harsh, high-elevation climate.
Built in 1937, a quaint visitor center and gift shop is located at the Point Supreme Overlook, which abuts a cliff edge with windows overlooking the expanse below. The road through Cedar Breaks closes during late Fall and into early Spring depending on snowfall levels. A drive down Cedar Canyon provides a view of the monument from the bottom looking up.