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Rainbow Point

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Lookouts, Hiking Trails
Activities: Driving
Description: Scenic overlook in Bruce Canyon National Park.
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California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Rainbow has spectacular views. The Bristlecone trail is a very doable 1 mile hike which is right off of Rainbow Point. You drop down for about ½ mile and then come back up for ½ mile. It is not very strenuous and people with kids were on this trail.

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South Deerfield
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173 reviews 173 reviews
49 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The lookout it self has a spectacular big view. Well worth the drive. We also hike Riggs Spring Loop. The trail needs attention. For as many cut logs across trails we had to climb over an equal amount. There were a couple of places crossing old run offs where the trail could have been cairned to mark. Loved the difference... More

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Meaford, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The vistas are gorgeous the amenities excellent. I recommend taking the Rainbow Point Bus tour, the bus driver gives a 3 hour commentary on the flora, fauna, history and sights the whole time on the bus, the tour is free, but you must reserve your tour.

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Foothill Ranch, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
60 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is located at the very end of the Bryce Canyon National Park. It's elevation is 9115 feet. It offers a nice view of the plateaus of Utah. This viewpoint has several wonderful picture story board that help illustrate Bryce Canyon's geology and how the canyon was formed. This helps to put into perspective the wonders that the other viewpoints... More

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York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Although there was no rainbow, it was an absolutely gorgeous view and I took several photos. Would have been spectacular with a rainbow which we might have seen because we were having intermittent showers and sun,

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are visiting Bryce, this is a must. This viewpoint offers one of the best views of the canyon below. You can see far and wide from here.

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Huntington Beach, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You can see for many miles. The colors in the hills are outstanding. Be sure your camera has a full battery and empty memory card.

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Valrico, Florida
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147 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is the farthest point on the Green Loop and sits adjacent to the Yovampi Point overlook. Both provide wonderful views of the surrounding rock formations and the valleys/passes. It has a nice restroom facility.

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uk
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I recommend driving to Rainbow point, doing the loop (it only takes an hour) and driving back, stopping at every lookout that has a name. If it doesn't have a name it really isn't worth stopping to see. The national park costs $25 per car but entry is valid for a week. (This would have been useful for us to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

we have no idea what this place looks like in the day time but we came here at night to view the stars since it's the highest point in the park. Amazing...must do! so many stars it's mesmerizing. We didn't see the milky way though. prob not good timing.

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