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Brian Head and Cedar Breaks from the south # 19185

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Date: 2020.06.03
Vantage Point: From the Point Supreme Viewpoint, looking north

Caption: The summit of Brian head is in the right background, with the steep eroded slopes of Cedar Breaks in the foreground.

PhotoDescr: Taken during a two week road trip to Utah from Washington state. After saying goodbye to the rest of the group, I drove west from the Big Water area up onto the Markagunt Plateau, and stopped at the Cedar Breaks National Monument for this view. Brian Head is the highest point on the plateau at 11,307 ft and the 18th most prominent peak in the state of Utah. There is a ski area on the other (north) side of the peak, and a road leads to the summit and can be driven seasonally to the top.

The Cedar Breaks are composed of the same "Pink Cliffs" formation as Bryce Canyon, but with fewer people and no trails down into the canyon. The Pink Cliffs are the uppermost "step" in the Grand Staircase, leading down from this area all the way to the Grand Canyon. Once you drive west down to Cedar City, you exit the red rock of the Colorado Plateau.

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