Bartizan Arch Trail is a 4.9 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.

4.9 miles
1,187 feet
Out & Back



nature trips



wild flowers


no dogs

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.

2 months ago

Great hike.

3 months ago

Loved this hike, but it's not for the faint of heart. The unsupported trail from Ramparts thins the crowds (we never saw anyone else), and if you just patiently keep going you get to the arches. When reading the reviews we were unsure whether we should follow the ridge line (very steep and dangerous) or go down on the river bed (safer but much less visibility). It turned out that the final 1/4 mile has a nice trail that you stumble upon from the river bed. That's the way we'll do this in the future. :)

5 months ago

very difficult. last section was mainly very loose gravel on a steep slope, essentially a twisted ankle or death slide waiting to happen. had to find a fallen tree embedded in the hillside to use as a handhold to get myself back up the slope. gave up on the arch when I started to sense maybe I wouldn’t be able to get back out - a hundred feet of rope might be useful. be warned last section is wayfinding over precipitous terrain

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Lots of loose rocks before arch so watch your footing. Well worth to keep going past Ramparts and Spectra. No defined trail but if you keep going, you'll find the arch.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The challenge is well worth the pain! Go for it!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Lovely trail❤️

Friday, August 05, 2016

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.

Friday, August 12, 2011

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.

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Friday, September 01, 2017