A short loop trail above the rim at Rainbow Point. This short loop stays entirely above the canyon rim as it traverses a subalpine fir forest. The trail is named after the bristlecone pine, which is found more frequently along this trail than along other trails in Bryce Canyon National Park. Bristlecone pine can be identified by the foxtail tufts of needles growing at the tips of its limbs. It can survive on high, windy ridges and can weather prolonged periods of drought. Due to its tenacity, the bristlecone pine has a tremendous lifespan. A California specimen has been dated at more than four thousand years old.
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Directions to: Bristlecone Loopprint directions
Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||150 ft|
|Trailhead Elevation||9,015 ft|
|Top Elevation||9,015 ft|
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