Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bristlecone Pine Loop and Yovimpa trail

God gave us awesome views!Begin your hike at Rainbow Point, near the rain shelter.   Following the Rim trail, you will find the beginning of the Bristlecone Pine Loop.  Go clockwise.   On the way you'll find a sign to the Riggs Spring, Under-the-rim trail.  Continuing on the Bristlecone Pine Loop, you will go through a forest of Ponderosa trees and come to another shelter.  This is a great overlook.  At the mid-point, are some Bristlecone Pine trees.  At the end of the loop, take the trail to Yovimpa Point, a handicapped assessible sidewalk trail.  Also, you'll find the other side of the Riggs Spring Loop.
MILEAGE: 1 1/2 miles
HIKE TIME: Allow 1 hour
RATINGS: Newbies
RESTROOMS: Available at Rainbow Point.
PICNIC AREA near Yovimpa trail.

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