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Bristlecone Loop

Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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An interesting hike, but fire damaged

A fire in the not too distant past has taken its toll on this pleasant easy walk. It's still worth... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Don M
Castle Rock, Colorado
Easy 1 Mile Loop. Less Crowded.

Very nice, easy, 1 mile loop trail out to the point and back. There are lots of overlooks. It gets... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Mindy and Roger A
Janesville, Wisconsin
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Popular hiking trail at Bryce National Park providing spectacular views of the rugged landscape.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

A fire in the not too distant past has taken its toll on this pleasant easy walk. It's still worth the effort, but the fire damaged trees and the loss of many bristlecone pines emphasizes the unforgiving aspects of nature.

Thank Don M
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Very nice, easy, 1 mile loop trail out to the point and back. There are lots of overlooks. It gets pretty windy at the point which is where you will find the hardy Bristlecone pines. The Bristlecone pines will be the trees out on the...More

Thank Mindy and Roger A
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

If you don't have much time, don't bother with this trail. Just stick to the lookouts from the car park. This takes you to 2 lookouts via Pine trees. Save your energy for other walks.

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a nice easy walk along the edge of the rim at the far end of Bryce Canyon NP. The walk is short on a clearly marked path with some gentle slopes. You get some great views from here. Worth a look.

Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This trail is not as busy as most trails which is a plus. The views are just great. The walking is pretty easy start to finish. When we walked it the day was quite windy, hold on the your caps.

Thank momskier
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We loved this accessible hike at Bryce which is further away and higher up. The views are fantastic and the crowds less. During our September visit, the afternoon was also thankfully cooler. Be sure to research this one for your visit to The Bryce Canyon...More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a nice walk above the rim with good views. It is an easy walk despite the altitude (around 9100 feet).

Thank John S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

After hiking in the morning (Wall Street/Queens Garden loop), we took the scenic drive in the afternoon, stopping at al the vistas on the drive, plus Bryce Point and Paria Point. If you have only one day in Bryce, this would be a good way...More

Thank Ian and Helen S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Since this trail is not near the main areas it does not get the recognition nor (thankfully) the crowds like other trails. The trail starts by the parking lot at Rainbow Point, the farthest 'site' in Bryce. It is a relatively short and easy trail...More

2  Thank EMK260
Reviewed 4 July 2017

A little bit cooler and breezier out on the Loop, views were incredible. Though the Brian Head wildfire was burning you could still see out a very long distance, including to Navajo Mountain - blurry but could see it - some 80 miles away.

Thank friendlyinsomniac
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7 September 2017|
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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!