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Fun shaded hike

This is about a 1 mile loop at the top near Rainbow point. There are a couple of viewpoints in the... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Short easy hike

Great way to start the day. One of the easiest hikes in the park. Don’t count on great views... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Vickie S
Tempe, Arizona, United States
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Popular hiking trail at Bryce National Park providing spectacular views of the rugged landscape.
Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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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.

Thank ExcaptainHQ
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.

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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
Reviewed June 13, 2018

The hike is a nice one through the trees with a good view in the middle of the loop, but there are better trails for views. We drove down to this one just to see the bristlecone pines. It would be wonderful if they marked...More

Thank travelbug31589
Reviewed June 8, 2018

Lingering Loop with minimal elevation change, worth the walk, and worth the time to do it. Shadows are best early morning, late evening.

Thank drronline
Reviewed June 3, 2018

We did this hike in the evening two hours before sunset (although the clouds came in). It is a very easy trail to walk and there are sections thru the forest but the trail also gets pretty close to the rim in some places so...More

Thank gyshwysh
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

This hike would be good for the entire family. It’s a short loop and gets you great views too! This is located at the end of the road by Rainbow Point. We went on this hike after eating picnic lunch there.

Thank Jessica R
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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!