You've heard of Bryce and Zion and Arches, but Cedar Breaks? If it's not on your radar, you may be missing out on some breathtaking scenery.
The national monument, about 35 miles east of Cedar City, Utah, is the little sister to the state's better-known parks, offering the same sculpted surreality of weathered high desert but with fewer visitors. Franklin D. Roosevelt set aside this natural half-mile-deep amphitheater in 1933 for its "spectacular cliffs, canyons, and features of scenic, scientific, and educational interest." Translation: teetering hoodoos and cotton-candy-colored rocks punctuated by some of the longest living trees on Earth.