Bristlecone Loop Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kanab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November.
The Bristlecone Loop, accessible from Rainbow Point at the southern end of the park, meanders through the forest atop this highest portion of the park, reaching elevations over 9,100 feet (2778 m). Here you will pass by Bristlecone Pines up to 1,800-years-old and experience vistas reaching into the Four Corners area. The forest here is dominated by Blue Spruce, Douglas-fir and White Fir, making this good habitat for grouse, woodpeckers, owls, and a variety of squirrels and chipmunks. Here you are also sure to see Ravens and Steller's Jays. These bird species are important reminders to the fact that although many plants and animals are limited to certain types of habitat, other kinds can range through several different habitats. Remember, please don't feed the wildlife. This trail may be inaccessible during mid-winter due to snow depths ranging from 2-15 feet (.7-5 m) - NPS Website
Great views for a short distance hike. Well worth the short time invested.
Great views and photo ops for those with kids and people less mobile to enjoy.
Good hike. Great views.
Beautiful views, very easy quick hike
Very close to cliff edges without any guard rails if you have small children
Very nice hike with some great views. I did it with my 4 and 2 year old. Good hike for the kids just have to watch them closely because at some parts you can get close to the edge.
Short easy hike with worthwhile views. We did it after the main hike throught the hoodoos. At the end of the day I was a little dissappointed with the display of Bristlecone pines.
Pretty and easy trail with significant gorgeous views at the point. It is all the way at the end of the road however. Pretty, but short and more of a drive into trail than a hiking adventure. My daughter did it at the end of a day hiking in the canyon while waiting for the sunset.