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Bristlecone Loop

Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Great spot on a hot day

A little bit cooler and breezier out on the Loop, views were incredible. Though the Brian Head... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mesa, Arizona
A very pleasant walk.

We did this short walk in late May, on a cool day with snow flurries in the area. The trees are... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Garden Grove, California
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Popular hiking trail at Bryce National Park providing spectacular views of the rugged landscape.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little bit cooler and breezier out on the Loop, views were incredible. Though the Brian Head wildfire was burning you could still see out a very long distance, including to Navajo Mountain - blurry but could see it - some 80 miles away.

Thank friendlyinsomniac
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We did this short walk in late May, on a cool day with snow flurries in the area. The trees are majestic, and the viewpoints are absolutely madnificent. Make sure you stop and look at some of the bristlecone pines. Some of them are up...More

Thank LelandSisk
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We arrived at Bryce Canyon in the afternoon and hiked this trail before checking in at our hotel. It was a nice one mile hike and the views of Bryce were quite good. Fairly easy hike also!

Thank LaurieB980
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This walk us at the far end of the National Park. A good mile long with several changes in altitude. Bear this in mind especially as you are at around 9200 feet above sea level. Nice views, nice walk but views are similar to others....More

Thank johncb7
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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 8 May 2017 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 20 April 2017

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 12 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 15 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
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