Spectra Point Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Spectra Point Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

1.9 miles
380 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


no dogs

Two mile round trip hike along the rim of Cedar Breaks amphitheater. 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 National Monument makes up for the lack of "in-house" trails by being the center of a host of hiking, mountain biking, horse and ATV trails located all around the park. Brian Head Ski Resort runs their chair lifts all summer long taking the die-hard mountain biker to 11,000 feet for extreme action. Rattlesnake Creek Trail descends into the beautiful Ashdown Gorge Wilderness area where steep terrain, slot canyons and high country adventure await everyone willing to give it a try.

1 month ago

Started this trail at 9am on a sunny November morning. Patches of ice and a snow field situated on the downward slopping section of the trail made for a nerve-wracking hike in some sections. Should have brought the yaktracks (and ended up going off trail for a portion due to the slippery paths). Views are absolutely spectacular, though. Enjoyed having the trail to ourselves (unlike in Bryce Canyon NP).

5 months ago

Spectacular views!

6 months ago

Great hike! I’m not a fan of exposed heights, but this didn’t bother me at all. Great views and a nice respite from the maddening crowds and heat at Zion. Excellent wildflowers and a stunning Bristlecone Pine near the overlook.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Good trail. Pretty views.

Friday, July 01, 2011

I'm not sure which held my attention the most. The hundreds of different colors from the amphitheater or the several thousand year old Bristlecone Pine trees.

PS. I'm not sure why Everytrail is now having us rate and review our own guides. It seems a little self serving to me. My apologies.

5 months ago

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017