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Ramparts Overlook Trail - Spectra Point - 3 members in 9 triplogs have rated this an average 4.7 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Sep 02 2019
LindaAnn
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 Guides 22
 Routes 359
 Photos 2,325
 Triplogs 948

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Ramparts Overlook Trail - Spectra PointSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Sep 02 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking3.61 Miles 823 AEG
Hiking3.61 Miles   2 Hrs   18 Mns   1.75 mph
823 ft AEG      14 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Sort of a stormy day, so we were lazy in the morning, then headed out in the afternoon for a quick hike at Cedar Breaks. Hiked the Ramparts-Spectra trail out to the end and back. There were a couple of sprinkles here and there, and a few rumbles of thunder, but it didn't rain until after we were done. I promised the kids a marmot, and we did see one--thank goodness! Always a fun hike.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Jul 17 2019
LindaAnn
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 Guides 22
 Routes 359
 Photos 2,325
 Triplogs 948

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Ramparts Overlook Trail - Spectra PointSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Jul 17 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking2.16 Miles 361 AEG
Hiking2.16 Miles   1 Hour   13 Mns   1.91 mph
361 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Quick stop at Cedar Breaks before the long drive home. Only went out to Spectra Point. Definitely not a place to let small kids run around. The early morning sunlight is not great at Cedar Breaks, late afternoon is best, but we still got some good pictures. The 55 degree temps were most welcome too. Most of the snow was gone, with just a few drifts here and there.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Jul 15 2018
Jim_H
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 Guides 55
 Routes 46
 Photos 7,718
 Triplogs 1,627

40 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Cedar Breaks and Brian's Head, UT 
Cedar Breaks and Brian's Head, UT
 
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2018
Jim_H
Hiking3.00 Miles 828 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
828 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Back at Cedar breaks camping for 2 nights found me hiking this in the early afternoon. Storms built fast and I got a little wet, but it wasn't as bad as the mud on the trail which glues itself to your shoes. Didn't get to relax at the trails end, but I enjoyed a drive up Brian Head.

Most of the photos were from Brian Head, driving, or just random Cedar Breaks pics, so I made this generic. Stats are for the Ramparts- Spectra point trail.
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Jul 02 2017
LindaAnn
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 Guides 22
 Routes 359
 Photos 2,325
 Triplogs 948

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Ramparts Overlook Trail - Spectra PointSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Jul 02 2017
LindaAnn
Hiking1.75 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking1.75 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   1.50 mph
450 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
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Went up to Cedar Breaks after we had checked in to our hotel in Cedar City. I like Cedar Breaks in late afternoon, since I think the sunlight is best up there at that time of day. The kids and I walked out to Spectra Point, then turned around. As always, great views and hardly any people. Temps were in the mid 60's, and it felt great.
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Jun 20 2017
Jim_H
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 Guides 55
 Routes 46
 Photos 7,718
 Triplogs 1,627

40 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Ramparts Overlook Trail - Spectra PointSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Jun 20 2017
Jim_H
Hiking4.00 Miles 828 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
828 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Zion was simply too dam hot! After a trip to Lava Point during the day Sunday, I drove to the East Rim Trail trailhead and when I arrived at 6 PM I still found the temperature near 100, with an overcast. No way was I doing that trail! Besides, I was still tired from the day before on the West Rim. So, I was going to Cedar Breaks!

Like a small version of Bryce without the Asian tourists screaming at each other in the amphitheater or the Dude Ranch horse tours, it is quiet, cool, and a nice place to relax and enjoy the scenery. This is what I think of as the Monument's main trail, as it is the longest out along the rim, and it has great views. There are others, but this takes you to some spectacular scenery. Bristlecone pines are at both view points, btw. Also, a creek runs right along the trail in parts, and is enjoyable to stop at.

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Medium for the creek, I guess. Clear, cold running water just yards from the rim edge.
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Aug 20 2015
LindaAnn
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 Guides 22
 Routes 359
 Photos 2,325
 Triplogs 948

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Ramparts Overlook Trail - Spectra PointSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Aug 20 2015
LindaAnn
Hiking3.57 Miles 849 AEG
Hiking3.57 Miles   2 Hrs   9 Mns   2.19 mph
849 ft AEG      31 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
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The_Whit
Third hike of the day. I absolutely loved Cedar Breaks! We got here late afternoon, so only had time for one trail. The views were incredible and the late day sun added to the colors.
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Jul 31 2014
RedRoxx44
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 Guides 5
 Photos 19,272
 Triplogs 528

female
 Joined Feb 15 2003
 outside, anywher
Ramparts Overlook Trail - Spectra PointSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Jul 31 2014
RedRoxx44
Hiking3.00 Miles 828 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
828 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Stopped in for a short trip and photo op with nice light and clouds. Squirrel tried to intimidate me for food, and a marmot was a total photo hog. Love the Bristlecone pines! Not too many folks on the trail and everyone in a great mood. Even got my windshield cleaned while I was getting fuel at the Conoco in Beaver, UT! Definite positive vibes in this area of the state---
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Jun 07 2013
AZLOT69
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 Guides 175
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,416
 Triplogs 1,831

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Ramparts Overlook Trail - Spectra PointSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Jun 07 2013
AZLOT69
Hiking3.00 Miles 828 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
828 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
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This park is just gearing up for summer visits. Still some snow around, few visitors yet.
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Jun 22 2010
rally_toad
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 Guides 21
 Routes 4
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 423

29 male
 Joined May 17 2007
 Boulder City, NV
Ramparts Overlook Trail - Spectra PointSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Jun 22 2010
rally_toad
Hiking3.00 Miles 828 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
828 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Went down to Cedar Breaks for a few hours today. Beautiful area, comparable to Bryce Canyon. Some pretty neat Bristlecones growing on this trail, although these are younguns, the oldest bristlecone at Cedar Breaks is a mere 1700 years old! :o
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