Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah sits at over 10,000 feet above seal level and looks down into a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater. Due to its elevation, winter has a major impact on the park. Snow drifts and ice have already accumulated on most park roads to the point where it is unsafe for vehicle traffic. While running water, the fee booth and visitor center are shut down for the winter season, there is some good news. Cedar Breaks Scenic Drive will be transformed into a marked and groomed snowmobile route and the rest of the park will be a winter playground for those on snowshoes and skis. Don’t forget your coat! Photo by Zach Schierl, National Park Service.