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Address: Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Popular hiking trail at Bryce National Park providing spectacular views of...

Popular hiking trail at Bryce National Park providing spectacular views of the rugged landscape.

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A verey nice, short trail.

Walk in pines with views of the canyon. Easy walk, good for family with small children. Dead and fallen pines look sculpture-esq.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
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Houston, Texas, United States
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Houston, Texas, United States
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Walk in pines with views of the canyon. Easy walk, good for family with small children. Dead and fallen pines look sculpture-esq.

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Bryce is so beautful and accessibe. This is an easy little hike that will take you through trees and forest area, as well as provide you with beautiful canyon views. It is awe inspiring. A must see!!

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1 Thank CarlyCJPG
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Nice, easy, romantic and very quiet walk. Well maintained and flat trail. The only con is this distance from the entrance to the park. It's at the very end of the park road.

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Thank OutdoorGuru7
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Nice easy walk, but not as spectacular as the other view points. Less crowded however... Recommended for small kids mostly

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Yarra Glen, Australia
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I did this walk in the early morning to start off my day. It is an easy walk among the bristlecone trees, taking around an hour. The views over the canyon are just amazing. A must do.

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Maryland
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The day I was here there was thick fog and zero visibility. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. It is fairly flat except the last part as you return to the start. It is a nice walk in the woods and I guess on a day with visibility there are some nice views of the canyon.

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Park City, Utah, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Quiet walk away from the crowds offering great views and stark contrast between the pines and the red/white rocks in the distance. It is a nice break from the more popular hikes and it is one of the easier walks in Bryce Canyon.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This trail is at the end of Bryce Canyon's road at Rainbow Point. It has several places to stop and take pictures with great views. A few uphill walks, but all in all, very easy. Took about 35 minutes round trip.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This would be a great path if you had small children or have difficulty with hiking as there are only a few sections that require any level of exertion. It was a nice, fairly quick walk and the views were definitely worth it.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I hiked this short, easy trail with my wife and two daughters (ages 11 and 13). We started our Bryce adventure by driving out to Rainbow Point and working our way back along the overlooks. This was a great short hike to stretch the legs after the drive from Zion. Nothing super special here. Just a fun little walk in... More 

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