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Navajo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail

MODERATE 96 reviews

Navajo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bryce, UT that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

2.8 miles 640 feet Loop

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Hike into the canyon to experience Bryce Canyon's famous hoodoos; the best way to see the amazing hoodoos up close. This hike is hands down the best way to see the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. The views from sunrise point and sunset point on the rim area stunning, but you will experience an entirely different Bryce Canyon from the canyon floor while looking up at the hoodoos. You start by hiking down Wall street a narrow canyon with high rock walls on either side. Soon after you will reach the flat canyon floor with the option to finish the Navajo Loop or continue on along the Queens Garden Trail to see more of the canyon. If you have time, hike on to Queens Garden where you will see some of the most spectacular formations in the park. After you final ascent up to the rim you will arrive at sunrise point with a final view of the canyon. Hoodoos go through several stages: First they start as plateaus and water erodes away the sides until they become fins. Once the things become fairly skinny, holes will erode in the middle of them, creating a window. Finally, after more erosion, the top of the windows will break away leaving a hoodoo in its place. In Bryce, most erosion occurs from "frost wedging". Rain seeps into cracks of the rocks, and when the temperature drops the water freezes and expands, which creates larger cracks in the rocks.

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3 days ago

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7 days ago

Hiked the day after Thanksgiving and it was the family favorite of 4 days hiking Zion and Bryce. Crowds were thinner, unique hoodoos and other formations, great views. Never knew what u were going to find around each bend. It was perfect temperature in the mid 40s- though major snowstorm rolled thru the next day. We are already talking about going back.

12 days ago

This is a fantastic way to get into the canyon and see the hoodoos.

26 days ago

Loved every minute of this trail!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This was a really beautiful hike.. It was also the perfect time of year to go. The air is cool and crisp and the views are just beautiful. Take water and a snack and take breaks when you need to but definitely worth the trip

1 month ago

It is an easy walk, a great half day trip choice. But if you've got more time, definitely do the peekaboo loop.

1 month ago

So cool, very different than Zion and worth a day trip. Not a hard hike but takes some time b/c you're constantly looking up and taking pictures. Also interesting because you start from the top and hike down into the canyon then back out. Sunrise and sunset are really cool to see (light playing over the hoodoos in the canyon) at both lookout points on the rim trail.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

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1 month ago

We were just going to do the Navaho Loop but turns out Wall Street was closed due to a rock fall overnight. Ranger talked us into taking the trail to Queens Garden rather than go back up the Two Bridges side of NL. Well worth the walk.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

What a beautiful place couldn't have had better weather. We went Navajo to sunset and it was a really easy and awe inspiring experience. I definitely recommend this hike. It is everything in one that Bryce has to offer if you only have limited time to spend there.

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1 month ago

This hike is like being on another planet or something. Quite easy with amazing views and very cool rock formations. Lotsa people too as it is a National Park. Enjoy!

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Incredible views and unusual look that you won't see anywhere else. The whole surrounding area should be on your short list of things to do and see.

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2 months ago

Great trail really beautiful takes about two and a half hours at a slow pace stopping for lots of pictures only about 3.5-4 miles steep incline out at the end but worth it I highly recommend starting from the Navajo loop side just awesome way to start the hike

2 months ago

Gorgeous views along this trail - I ended up going up a bit through Peekaboo Loop since the Wall Street portion of the Navajo Loop was closed off (as of Sept. 11th, due to a rockfall). A bit challenging on the incline since the first portion of the trail from Sunrise Point goes fairly steeply downhill.

Very worth it though, the views are absolutely amazing. Be sure to wear proper footwear, bring plenty of water, and watch your footing as there are some steep dropoffs.

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2 months ago

Stunning hike, with amazing views around every turn. Well maintained. I agree with recommendation to hike from Sunrise Point to Sunset Point. The ascent to Sunset Point is challenging. I highly recommend proper hiking footwear with Vibram-like soles. Don't go without a liter of water.