Bartizan Arch Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.
This Backcountry route includes the beautiful Shooting Star Waterfall Located at 10,350 feet elevation, Cedar Breaks National Monument makes a nice reprieve from the summers heat found at Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon. Cedar Breaks is host to only two trails, the Ramparts Trail which includes Spectra Point and a circular 2 mile Alpine Pond Trail. The Bartizan Arch, a unique triple arch, rests at the western edge of Cedar Breaks. This backcountry route extends beyond the maintained trail of Ramparts Trail and involves route finding, traversing underbrush and steep lose footing along exposed cliffs. The multi-stepped waterfall of Shooting Star Creek is seen along the way.
This is actually a 6 mile out and back. The 2 mile round trip from Rampart to Bartizan's Arch is a little more difficult since there is no defined trail and there are a few loose side slope areas just before the arch. Very much worth the effort though.
Usually on a backcountry route I'll see the occasional footprint or two. Not on The Bartizan! Nothing but animal tracks! Standing at the western edge of Cedar Breaks National Monument the view of the amphitheater is unmatched as is the view into Ashdown Gorge Wilderness area.