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Closed due to fire

We were unable to walk the trail because it was closed due to fire caused by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gold-vintner
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Ancient Bristlecones at End of Roada -Bryce National Park

When one drives to the end of the road at Bryce, there is a scenic overlook plus this nice high... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
mini
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Fremont, California
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Popular hiking trail at Bryce National Park providing spectacular views of the rugged landscape.
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Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Bristlecone Loop trailhead is accessed from Rainbow Point at the end of the park’s scenic drive at an elevation of 9100 feet (2773 m) and is a worthwhile, “easy” 1 mile roundtrip hike (flat anyways, easy is relative at 9100 feet) through a cool,...More

5  Thank Steve1362
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Reviewed February 10, 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

3  Thank IheartZephyr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very different view of the park. The bristlecone pines are unique to the area and only in this section of the park. A nice change of pace from the rest of the park but do only if you have time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were unable to walk the trail because it was closed due to fire caused by lightning. HOWEVER....the area around the trail has many great scenic views.....so...always travel all of the roads so that you don't miss anything that is available at the time.

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Reviewed September 29, 2018

When one drives to the end of the road at Bryce, there is a scenic overlook plus this nice high altitude nature trail to take to see the Bristlecone pines. Very pretty.

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Reviewed September 28, 2018

We planned a day of hiking in the park, starting with a trip out to Rainbow Point. This is a relatively easy hike that can be completed in about an hour or so. Great views at the two points (Rainbow and Yovimpa). We arrived by...More

1  Thank joemontana16
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This is about a 1 mile loop at the top near Rainbow point. There are a couple of viewpoints in the middle of the hike and an "I Hiked the HooDoos" badge to get a "rubbing" (Get 3 you get a sticker) fun hike.

Thank Mikez428
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Great way to start the day. One of the easiest hikes in the park. Don’t count on great views though. The overlook has the best views of Rainbow’s End.

Thank Vickie S
Reviewed July 6, 2018

This trail is easy to moderate with outstanding views. Can get some great breezes and is generally cooler than other trails. Was excellent in the evening for a quick hike.

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Reviewed June 21, 2018

This was an easy hike through the pines at the end of the scenic drive. We were completely surprised by the incredible view at the end!! Great parking.

Thank Edgewild1
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Bristlecone Loop was a great trail through the forest and a nice break from the topography found elsewhere in the park. We enjoyed the short hike through the pines and the lookouts along the way. I'd love to watch the sun set from here.

1  Thank BRDman7
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Nice views: easy path: no rocks to climb over. There is alittle bit of elevation to this one, but maybe since I am from Florida, and altitude and incline were not my best friends, I could be over reacting. I enjoyed this hike alot.

Thank Julie L
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Response from LelandSisk | Reviewed this property |
Once you are in the park, no further permits for parking are required. I would drive every day. There is sufficient parking available. Enjoy!
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