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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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Short trail with big views

First of all you need to know these Bristle cone trees are thousands of years old. The ranger told us around 1500 years. The walk had terrific views, but be careful as there are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
cleaningwhitedoghair
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Waldorf, Maryland
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Waldorf, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all you need to know these Bristle cone trees are thousands of years old. The ranger told us around 1500 years. The walk had terrific views, but be careful as there are drop offs and no ropes or railing in these national parks,.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have the time, I highly recommend hitting this trail. Drive in to see Rainbow Point and find the trail head for this hike. It's really not long, super easy, shaded path. So many cool unusual trees. Did this in the afternoon and had a great breeze throughout the hike.

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North Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited three bristlecone pine groves this year. All are distinct We found the White mountain groves near Bishop the most impressive, and noticed the trees near Cedar Breaks and the trees at Bryce differ to some extent from those in the White Mountains. The trail out to the grove is easy, being 1mile long, relatively flat and about... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

This was our first hike. At first we were disappointed as it was a hike through the forest. We have seen enough forest hikes by living in Colorado. But then we reached the rim and were exposed to enormous beauty. Definitely a hike worth taking as a lead up to Inspiration Point and Sunrise/Sunset Points.

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Senlis, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is where we began our visit of Bryce Canyon. This is an easy short walk through the trees with lovely vistas. Early morning , we were alone, but for the birds. Less than an hour to do the loop.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is an easy location to see an ancient Bristlecone Pine Grove. The trail is 1.1 miles and relatively flat although there are some uphill and downhill grades; probably more than 65 ft. However, it could be the 9100 ft. elevation and heat making it seem more challenging. Generally a nice walk through Ponderosa pine and white fir forest with... More 

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Sutton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

We drove in the park and went all the way to the end, where you find Bristlecone Loop. It is a 1 mile loop with different views of the canyon and a walk that is shaded for parts of it. It was quiet out here and so pretty. Not the #1 hike in Bryce...but worth going to.

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

This hiking trail allows you to stop and sit a bit on log benches to fully appreciate an take in everything that you can see. It also is the home of Ponderosa Pines Trees and their unique smell that once you experience, you will never forget.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

After a long day in the park, this 1 mile loop was a nice cool and easy walk. The elevation change is a mere 61 feet and, with a hard packed path, it is wheelhair accessible. Some of the bristlecone pines are 1600 years old. While that does not make them the oldest in the world (those are in southern... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We completed this hike mostly so that my daughter could earn her junior ranger badge. The pine trees were gnarled and twisted. Don't let the tree part fool you in too thinking that there is shade. There was very little. After hiking in the canyon is was a good view of the life in the higher elevation of the park.

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