Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Utah Rt. 14

To get to Cedar Breaks (previous post) I took Utah Rt. 14 out of Cedar City to the east. The road winds through Cedar Canyon before topping out on the Markagunt Plateau. Half-way from Cedar City to Utah Rt. 89, there's a turn off that leads to Cedar Breaks. As you proceed east past the turn off, you drive across a sub-alpine meadow. You then skirt Navajo Lake, which was formed by a creek that was dammed by a blocky lava flow referred to as the Black Rock Desert.

The air on the plateau was brisk and refreshing and the aspen were changing colors. It was a nice break from life in the northern Sonoran Desert.

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