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Spectra Point/Rampart Overlook Trail

 
Spectra Point/Rampart Overlook Trail

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Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.61187°N / 112.83786°W

Object Title: Spectra Point/Rampart Overlook Trail

Route Type: Hiking

Season: Summer

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: Hike

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Created/Edited: Sep 28, 2013 / Oct 1, 2013

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Overview

This trail goes downhill following the southern rim of the Cedar Breaks Amphitheater. It first takes you to Spectra Point, a finger-like projection into the amphitheater with commanding views of the hoodoos and then continues down to end at another view point known as Rampart Overlook (You could potentially go further down to The Bartizan but the sign at Rampart Overlook announces the end of the trail). As you descend along the trail, you will have views of the hoodoos to the right and forested slopes to the left. Bristlecone pines up to 1600 years old can be found near the viewpoints.








Spectra Point-Rampart Overlook Trail
Map


Getting There

Trailhead is on the west end of the parking lot of Cedar Breaks’ Visitor Center.

Route Description

All distances are per my GPS.

Place
Elevation
Distance
Trailhead
10360 ft
zero miles
High Point
10487 ft
-
Spectra Point
10260 ft
0.90 miles
Rampart
9940 ft
0.95 miles
Total Roundtrip
-
3.70 miles



Follow the trail a very short distance to reach the rim of the amphitheater.








Near Trailhead
 
Brianhead Peak & Cedar Breaks Amphitheater
 
Near Trailhead
 




The trail turns southwest and follows the rim of the amphitheater up to a high point near a water tank and then down toward Spectra Point.






Spectra Point
Spectra Point
Spectra Point & Bristlecone Trees
Spectra Point




Views from Spectra Point.








From Spectra Point
 
From Spectra Point
 
From Spectra Point
 




Follow the switchbacks below Spectra Point further down.





From a spot below Spectra Point
 







Below Spectra Point
 




Rampart Overlook will then come to view.





Rampart Overlook
Rampart Overlook




Views from Rampart Overlook.






From Rampart Overlook
Brianhead Peak







From Rampart Overlook
 







From Rampart Overlook
 








From Rampart Overlook
 
From Rampart Overlook
 





Bristlecone at Rampart Overlook.






Bristlecone Tree
Bristlecone




Forest on south side of the trail.






Typical Forest
 







On the Trail
 


Red Tape

You must pay entrance fee to the National Monument.

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