#190 Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest high in the alpine of the White Mountains contains the Earth's oldest living species. Bristlecone pines grow from 9,800 to 11,000 feet above sea level and are believed to be up to 5,000 years old. The oldest tree is estimated at 5,065 years old and unmarked to protect from vandals who set fire to the visitor center and adjacent trees in 2008. Beautiful trails wind through this majestic grove and provide peaceful solitude.