Cedar Breaks Hiking Trails

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Hiking Trails

The wonderful red rock formations, trees and wildlife at Cedar Breaks National Monument are best enjoyed from the hiking trails around this amazing natural amphitheater. Read More

  • See the 1600-year old Bristlecone Pine on the Spectra Point Trail 
  • Alpine Pond Trail is an easy 2-mile trail to a spring-fed pond 
  • Spectra Point is a 2-mile loop which can be extended a further 2 miles along the Ramparts Trail 
  • Cedar Breaks Bottom is a strenuous 10-mile hike one-way

Overview

Cedar Breaks Utah has four hiking trails. They offer the opportunity to see the breathtaking geology, flora and fauna along with some of the oldest Bristlecone pines.

Hiking Trails

Spectra Point 
Hike along the rim to see wildflower meadows, Bristlecone pines and viewpoints.

  • 2 miles 
  • Moderate 
  • Elevation change 207 feet 
  • Loop 
  • Guided Nature Walks are available on Sats and Suns at 10am, weather permitting. Meet at Spectra Point Trailhead in Visitor Center car park.

Ramparts Trail 
Hike along the rim to see wildflower meadows, Shooting Star Creek, Bristlecone pines and viewpoints.

  • Branches off from Spectra Point Trail 
  • 4 miles total 
  • Moderate 
  • Elevation change 333 feet 
  • Loop 

Alpine Pond Trail 

  • 2-mile nature trail with markers 
  • Easy 
  • Loop
  • Goes to a spring-fed Alpine Pond 
  • Self-guide available from Visitor Center

Cedar Breaks Bottom Trail 

  • 10 miles 
  • One way (car shuttle advised) 
  • Strenuous 
  • Goes to the bottom of Cedar Breaks amphitheater

General Hiking Advice

  • Trails are never crowded.
  • Due to the altitude of over 10,000 feet they are not recommended for persons with cardiac or pulmonary health problems.
  • Weatherproof clothing and suitable footwear required.

Additional Information

  • Trails are generally open from late-May to mid-October.
  • No pets allowed on the trails.
  • Entrance Fees to Cedar Breaks are $4 per Private vehicle (7 day permit). Pedestrians and bicyclists: $2.00 per person for a 7-day permit.