If you are looking for an easy hike in Bryce Canyon National Park they don’t come much easier than the Bristlecone Loop Trail. The trail starts in the southern end of the park, 18 miles from the park entrance, near Rainbow. It is also the highest point in the park at 9,100ft, which means that you will see plants and animals not seen in any other part of Bryce Canyon.
The 1-mile loop gains almost no elevation and offers a relaxing tour of Blue spruce, Douglas firs and white firs before leaving the trees to briefly see the cliffs and views across the Paunsaugunt Plateau as far as the eye can see. On the walk back you will pass by some bristlecone pines up to 1,800 years old.
If you want to extend the loop a bit further for some expansive views of the Paunsaugunt Plateau as far as the eye can see, take a trip out to Yovimpa Point before walking back among the bristlecone pines.