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.
Trailhead is on the west end of the parking lot of Cedar Breaks’ Visitor Center.
All distances are per my GPS.
|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.
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.
Views from Spectra Point.
Follow the switchbacks below Spectra Point further down.
Rampart Overlook will then come to view.
Views from Rampart Overlook.
Bristlecone at Rampart Overlook.
Forest on south side of the trail.
You must pay entrance fee to the National Monument.