Spectra Point Overlook Trail

Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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Spectra Point Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Iron County, Utah. It is within Cedar Breaks National Monument. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 10,365 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 484 feet. The Cedar Breaks National Monument parking is near the trailhead.
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Spectra Point Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Iron County, Utah. It is within Cedar Breaks National Monument. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 10,365 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 484 feet. The Cedar Breaks National Monument parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Rampart Overlook Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Cedar Breaks National Monument
Distance: 0.8
Elevation Gain: 484 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 10,365 feet
Top Elevation: 10,494 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Spectra Point Overlook Trail
Parks: Cedar Breaks National Monument
Elevation Min/Max: 10241/10494 ft
Elevation Start/End: 10365/10365 ft

Spectra Point Overlook Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A short, out-and-back day hike along the rim of the Cedar Breaks. This trail follows the south rim of the Cedar Breaks amphitheater, revealing sweeping vistas of the ragged walls and eroded pinnacles that fill the basin. From the parking
lot the path ascends for a short distance to the cliff tops above Jericho Canyon.

Here it skirts among wind-scoured stands of Englemann spruce and subalpine fir. Some of these trees have been tortured by windblown snow to such an extent that they have taken on the dwarfed krummholz growth form. This low, matlike growth results when windblown crystals of ice prune off the buds that protrude above the snowdrifts."

"An undervisited scenic wonder, Cedar Breaks National Monument is a lovely example of the farthest western reaches of the Colorado Plateau’s stunning geological beauty. Formed in order to protect “spectacular cliffs, canyons, and features of scenic, scientific, and educational interest,” the monument is like the lesser-known little sibling of mighty Bryce Canyon."

"A short, out-and-back day hike along the rim of the Cedar Breaks."

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May 2018