Bristlecone Loop
Bristlecone Loop
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Popular hiking trail at Bryce National Park providing spectacular views of the rugged landscape.
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lbernad
Balcarce, Argentina401 contributions
Sep 2022
The trail was quite nice with great and scenic views. This trail can be connected with others so you can do a loop
Written 4 October 2022
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ericlowe
Bolton, UK450 contributions
Jun 2022
Beautiful, easy walk to start our visit to Bryce canyon, nice, fresh smells as you walk through the woods. A great introduction to a fantastic area
Written 30 June 2022
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kevan j
Norman, OK1,413 contributions
Nov 2021
This was an easy hike with very little elevation changes. I enjoyed the views along the way, especially from Yovimpa Point, where you can look to the South of the park. However, you will not see many bristle-cone pine trees along this trail...at least not many that are still alive. That's OK though as a dead bristle-cone is sometimes more interesting than a live one. Great hike for a family with smaller kids, or for someone looking for solitude. No one was there besides us when we hiked it.
Written 9 November 2021
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Joebob747
Neenah, WI358 contributions
Sep 2021
Most of the prior reviews covered it. About a mile long with a fair amount of up and down but nothing too steep or challenging. My only disappointment is that the really old tree wasn't marked, but I'm sure some jerk would have damaged the tree if it was. Great views at the end of the loop and worth the hour or so we took.
Written 18 October 2021
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Michael L
Conway, AR273 contributions
Aug 2021
This was the longest hike we choose to do and glad we made the stop to enjoy this park of Bryce park.
Written 21 August 2021
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NatParkLove
Peoria, IL1,831 contributions
Jul 2021
The Bristlecone Loop Trail is located at Rainbow and Yovimpa Points all the way out at the end of the scenic drive. We actually came here as one of our first stops in the park. This is about a one-mile loop hike. I would still call it an easy trail but as an FYI for anyone looking to hike it, you still gain about 200 feet in elevation and there are some fairly steep (but short) sections. Just so no one goes into this thinking it's a level paved walk.

We hiked it mid-afternoon in July and honestly had more shade than sun - probably depends on time of day and year when you do this. It got pretty toasty with the elevation and being closer to the sun. Beautiful views from it.
Written 30 July 2021
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Colleen C
Troy, NY2,155 contributions
Apr 2021
This trail is amount a mile long from Rainbow point. In April it still has snow o the trail so dress accordingly. Overall nice overlook of the canyon
Written 20 April 2021
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Saffron
New Lenox, IL383 contributions
Sep 2020
Interesting, mostly shaded trail that you can take at the side of the Rainbow Point overlook. Worth a hike!
Written 3 October 2020
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Kaye N
Provo, UT2,166 contributions
Aug 2020
This might be our new favorite place in Bryce. I think the majority of visitors see the popular viewpoints where you can access Wall Street and the Queen's Garden trails but spend some time driving to Yovimpa Point and do this easy hike. You go through a bristlecone pine forest - they are some of the oldest trees in the world. It's not a hard hike and the views at the edge are beautiful.

Just off the parking area are a dozen picnic tables, all mostly shaded. There are restrooms too.
Written 9 September 2020
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DawgExplorer
Dalton, GA2,549 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
This trail was a major disappointment. Most of the vegetation had been burned and the bristlecone trees were minimal and the one we saw was dead with no foliage whatsoever. It was an easy hike even with young kids.
Written 4 August 2020
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