Bristlecone Loop

NileGuide Expert Says:

Seeing some of the oldest living things on earth is an experience you won't want to miss if you can do it.

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Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT 84717

NileGuide Expert tip:

This hike tops out at 9,100 feet, so be sure you can handle the elevation. Water, hat, sun protection, and a stout heart are needed!


Another short trail that allows a rich experience of Bryce. This trail features more bristlecone pines, up to 1,800 years old, than other trails. You'll be way up there at over 9,100 feet, so check your ability to suck in oxygen while hiking! Keep an eye out for ravens and the croak-y Stellar's Jays—but please don't feed them. The vistas from this trail are spectacular, as the Four Corners area of the southwest is displayed in breathtaking splendor from the Bristlecone Loop. Not a good winter trail, as snow makes it impassable.


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