Diamond Breaks takes its name from the breaks in Diamond Mountain carved by Hoy, Chokecherry, Davis, and other creeks as they drain into the Green River. Diamond Breaks complements the undeveloped backcountry of adjacent Dinosaur National Monument and Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge. The area’s ridges and peaks afford spectacular panoramic views of the Green River plain, the mighty Canyon of Lodore, gentle Cold Springs Mountain, and the snow-capped peaks of the Uintas. A majestic, gnarled ponderosa-pine forest covers the southern edge of the area, growing out of bare rock in many places. Open draws and hillsides create a rainbow of color in early spring as flowers of every conceivable hue burst forth among the sagebrush. Diamond Breaks provides critical deer and elk winter range, and pronghorn roam the lower valleys near the wildlife refuge.