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Bristlecone Loop

Address: Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Popular hiking trail at Bryce National Park providing spectacular views of the rugged landscape.
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Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Popular hiking trail at Bryce National Park providing spectacular views of the rugged landscape.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This trail is a meander through the pines located at the 9100 foot height rainbow point area. It is a fairly easy walk but be aware you need to account for the "thin" air, so take it easy. My favorite place was a bench that overlooked the canyon--what a view!

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Salem, Oregon
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After climbing up and down the canyon, and seeing all the amazing views from the rim, the Bristlecone Pine loop offers an entirely different take. You walk through the pines in solitude and quiet, then the trees give way to amazing views across the southern landscape heading over towards Grand Staircase Escalante.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We didn't have much time at Bryce, so we took this quick hike. The trail was easy and well maintained. There are several areas that open up to beautiful outlooks. Nice mix of forest and open vistas.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was a very nice hike at the end of the day. Situated at the very end of the access road, this hike brings you through the pine forest at 9000 feet of elevation. There are some nice views, and the hike is very relaxing and enjoyable. Easy and flat - no more than 100 feet of elevation differential from... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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208 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Lots of the walks in Bryce are quite long this one is just over 1 mile so manageable for most. If you are lucky you will see birds of prey soaring in the sky above the pines.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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112 reviews 112 reviews
39 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

On our first day we did the "drive by" to get oriented. At the very end of the road we were sick of the car and decided to take this short trail...it is very nice. The forest is alive with birds and you end up with a grand overview of the entire valley.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We did this hike as our last right before leaving Bryce, since it was a drive for is from the Lodge. It was a nice easy walk after hiking into the canyon, with lots of friendly chipmunks. We also saw Mule deer along the way and stopped at the Bryce amphitheater overlook on the way to the trail. The trail... More 

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Modesto, California
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16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Bryce Canyon is beautiful anywhere one hikes. This is an easy hike at the end of the parkes road. Great views.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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255 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is by far my favorite hike and Bryce Canyon. There were few people there, and I had the trail mostly to myself. The views from several different points along this trail are amazing. And it's really neat to be able to see the Bristlecone Pines which are so old and so amazing in their tenacity. Even with an injured... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We decided to meander the trail towards the evening around 5ish. There were storm clouds but it only sprinkled a little. Great views. Only took about 35 minutes for us but our 13,11 year olds were in a hurry (as usual) they liked it though as did we.

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