Overview: A short loop that stays entirely above the canyon rim as it traverses a subalpine fir forest. The trail is named after the bristlecone pine trees, the oldest tree species in the world, which is found more frequently along this trail than along other trails in Bryce Canyon National Park.
Distance: 1 mile (1.6 km) loop
Hiking time: About 0.5 hour
Best season: April–October
Topo maps: USGS Rainbow Point; Trails Illustrated Bryce Canyon National Park
Finding the trailhead: From the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center, drive 16.8 miles south to Rainbow Point. Follow the sidewalk to the southeast side of the parking lot to the Bristlecone Loop trailhead sign. An additional trailhead sign is located to the left of the restrooms.
Trailhead GPS: 37.475176, -112.240151