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Bristlecone Loop

Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Great Walk to See Ancient Trees!!

We visited west Zion's the prior day and due to snow were not able to drive to the point where one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda F
Oahu, Hawaii
Easy trail at end of the day

A mostly level mile trail at the end of the day and at the end of the scenic drive is a great way... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stuart F
via mobile
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Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited west Zion's the prior day and due to snow were not able to drive to the point where one could see Bristlecone Pines. I was so exicted to see this loop. It was a short trail walk (maybe 1.2 miles). At the end...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A mostly level mile trail at the end of the day and at the end of the scenic drive is a great way to conclude the day at Bryce. The elevation at over 8,000 feet makes the air thinner but the walk is not strenuous....More

Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an easy loop starting at the very end of the Bryce Canyon drive. Views at the beginning (rainbow Point) were great. You could see for miles. We did the loop clockwise. Nice views again at the halfway point. Lots of snow on the...More

Thank travelingfamily4Ma
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Couldn't go very far since the snow was slick. Appeared very beautiful and easy but had to turn back. Knees not good but some ppl were going all the way. Was only #4 on my list of hikes anyhow and the others didn't have the...More

Thank Thomas71670
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was one of my first stops in the park, it was sunrise and SO lovely! The hoodoos are quite a site with the early sun pouring down onto them.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 10 February 2017

If you want to hike at least once at Bryce and have limited time, you should hike the short ones like Queen's Garden Trail, Navajo Trail or a little bit longer like Peekaboo Loop Trail or Fairyland Loop. Bristlecone Loop is not an outstanding option...More

2  Thank IheartZephyr
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This loop was a little disappointing because there were distant views, but not necessarily of Bryce itself.

Thank Roy B
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Parts of this trail would be better accessed using snowshoes. The Pariah loop was more fun for a hike of a similar length

Reviewed 11 December 2016

Unlike the last trip, we actually got to walk the trail this time (wasn't under snow!) The trail is listed at one mile, and although the elevation gains are not too bad, this sure felt like it took a lot longer to complete than one...More

Thank PinkFloydActuary
Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I walked this trail on a Wednesday morning in the second week of October 2016. This trail comes off from Rainbow Point, so you are at 9100 feet. Even an easy walk at that altitude can be a little bit challenging. We...More

Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
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