Rainbow Point
Rainbow Point
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Scenic overlook in Bruce Canyon National Park.
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,008 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Located at the end of the 19-mile Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, Rainbow Point and nearby Yovimpa Point are the highest elevation viewpoints in the park. The view at Rainbow Point is beautiful although nothing along the scenic drive past Bryce Point is anywhere near as spectacular as the views of the Bryce Canyon Ampitheater. If time allows, make the drive out here to check out several of the viewpoints but this is not an essential part of a visit to Bryce Canyon. With that said, Rainbow Point was one of my favorites stops along the drive.
Written 26 April 2024
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Joe Alejo
South Lake Tahoe, CA244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
there are a few great viewpoints in bryce canyon np in Utah and this is one of them...awe inspiring panoramic views...must visit when in the area...lots of photo taking opportunities as well
Written 9 November 2023
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Richard N
Stroud, UK446 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
There's a lovely shortish walk at Rainbow Point which ambles to Bristlecone and Yavumpa Point. It's very pleasant and the views are good but this is at the end of the Canyon Road so if time is tight don't go here - stick to the Amphitheater part of the Canyon which is a whole different experience.
Written 3 October 2023
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CanuckAlberta
Alberta647 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
If you are limited for time in Bryce check out the Rim trail and Bryce Amphitheater before driving out to Rainbow Point. We found none of the views at Rainbow or anywhere else along the Bryce Scenic Drive compared to the views from the Rim trail.
Written 25 September 2023
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joaniemaria
Eldridge, IA4,683 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Expansive views of Bryce Canyon at the end of the scenic drive road. Bristle Cone trailhead is here. I would like to hike it sometime. Nice place to take your photos.
Written 29 June 2023
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,688 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Rainbow Point is at the end of the Bryce Canyon Road in Bryce Canyon National Park. It is one of the highest points in the park. The elevation is 9,115 feet. It was considerably colder and windier at Rainbow Point than down near the Amphitheater. The views are terrific from here. It is a little bit of a drive to get up here and the drive is winding and uphill, but it is worth the journey. There is parking right near the Rainbow Point overlook so there is no hiking involved. I recommend a visit the Rainbow Point.
Written 28 May 2022
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TaurusMom
Iowa687 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Lots of parking up here, but even in March, it was 75% full. Too bad someone had to light up their cigarette in a toilet...like they don't already smell bad enough?!
Written 30 March 2022
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Richard K
Yakima, WA325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
All of Bryce is fantastic. This is the top place to go. You are around 9,000 foot elevation and the views and formations are stunning. Make sure you go see all of the views while there. There is a beautiful view from a viewing platform of the right side of this area as you drive in that is a short walk and can easily be missed by accident.
Written 5 December 2021
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AlpinerHut
Chantilly, VA1,204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
They say you can see forever from here, looking north across the expanse of Bryce Canyon National Park. Unfortunately, we didn't have a clear day. At the park's highest point (elevation 9,115 ft.), we were in the clouds. Still, I recommend coming here directly after stopping at the visitor center.

Rainbow Point lies at the end of Bryce's 18-mile scenic drive. I expected to see hoodoos off to my left all along this drive. Instead, the sights lie tantalizingly out of view unless you pull into an overlook. For now, just keep going.

What do you do at the top?

First, go for a brisk walk on 0.8-mile Bristlecone Loop Trail. The air is thinnest here. Can you walk around without getting winded? Do OK really exerting yourself here and you should be good to go for all but the park's steepest climbs.

Second, rest in the beautiful picnic area.

Third, walk over to Yovimpa Point (elevation 9,100 ft.) for the view from there, very different from the Rainbow Point viewpoint (see my review, "A Grand (Staircase) view").

Finally, experience the view from Rainbow Point, If Mother Nature allows.
Written 30 October 2021
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chins01
Brooklyn, NY230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
It can be hard to park here but it's worth it for a stunning panoramic view of the park.
I recommend starting the scenic drive here and then hitting some of the other view points on your way back. Inspiration Point is another one not to miss.
Written 30 September 2021
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