CEDAR BREAKS NATIONAL MONUMENT, UT
Located just 30 minutes east of Cedar City, Utah is the Cedar Breaks National Monument. It is literally a geologic amphitheater as it spans three-miles long and is made of eroding limestone, shale and sandstone. The amphitheater rim sits at 10,000 feet, suddenly plunging 2,000 feet down. Like its name describes, you'll notice a break in the Cedars where the rock falls quickly and deeply into the awe inspiring Cedar Breaks amphitheater. As you look down, you'll see a rainbow of reds, oranges and yellows among the Hoodoos, towers, arches and canyons. It's truly a sight to see!
From Las Vegas, Nevada, take I-15 north towards Salt Lake City. Take exit 78 to Parowan. Go south on Main Street for a little over a mile, then turn left onto E. Center Street. After about a quarter mile, turn right onto Highway 143 East. Cedar Breaks National Monument is 15 miles down the road on your right hand side. There are a few different viewpoints, all of which offer a different perspective and are well worth stopping at.