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Did on Jan 3, 2019. One of the most awe-inspiring, beautiful, out-of-this-world hikes! Especially in winter with the snow dusting the rocks. Parked at the lot near sunrise point. Started at sunrise point, went down queens garden trail, continued onto Navajo loop (Wall Street portion was closed but took the other leg to get to sunset point, then walked along rim trail to get back to sunrise point. Did the hike in hiking boots— was a little icy/slippery especially at the tops of the trail near sunrise point and particularly sunset point, but hiking boot were fine. Wouldn’t really recommend doing it in street shoes during winter when it’s icy— lots of people slipping especially trying to go down the trail from sunset point (more heavily trafficked in that area so the ice was slicker)

Definitely a great trail, went down queens garden to Navajo (also did the peakaboo loop) and we wore traction going up Navajo because of the ice. The hike was gorgeous and highly recommended, but I was glad we asked the ranger who recommended going up Navajo instead of down this time of year.

A fantastic hike with incredible views. I went counterclockwise on the loop and at the top of the first climb there is a view that makes the entire hike more than worth it. Certainly a hard hike, with lots of up and down switchbacks, but “peakaboo” moments around every bend.

hiking
9 days ago

Date: Jan 3, 2019
Cost: $ subject to NPS Parks Pass
Conditions: Partly cloudy, calm, Mid 30s

Pros: Gorgeous in winter. The ladder in the middle is neat and adds a fun element to this hike. Great expansive view at end of the park, nice spot to watch sunset.

My experience: 1.7 miles round trip. Briefly lost trail at one point. Ladder slippery in winter. I had more trouble going down than up. No problem entering park during Government Shut Down - roads were clear and gates were open. Leave no trace!!!

Cons: Sturdy footwear recommended. Use duck-type boots if wet/winter/muddy. Ladder is quite steep at the top and can be unnerving for some. I imagine the ladder could be congested at busy times. I briefly got off course and only knew it due to my AllTrails app.

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2nd best hike in the Park...

hiking
13 days ago

Very nice out-and -back trail. Maybe moderate instead of easy. I only dock it a star in comparison to more challenging and more stunning hikes in the park. But very nice views and the Tower Bridge formation is a nice reward. Not heavy traffic. When I did it, some walking on snow and one sunny section very muddy.

hiking
13 days ago

This was one of the best hikes I have ever done. Did it a little differently than the description. Started at Sunrise Point and the heavily-trafficked Queen’s Garden Loop. Then cut off (on Navajo Trail) to join the Peekaboo Loop. Did half of that, then took the steep Bryce Point trail to the top of the rim. Then back down that trail and onto the other half of Peekaboo. Finally, back up the Navajo to Sunset Point. Every turn brought a new stunning vista. I took hundreds (literally) of pics. Lots of walking on snow and some icy patches, so putting some kind of traction aid on your boots will help. Total time: a little over five hours. (Leave off Bryce Point add-on for a shorter but still spectacular hike.) park at Sunset point and walk to Sunrise to start so that your car will be waiting for you at the end.

I hiked Bryce Canyon National Park in early October. Weather and temps were perfect hiking weather. We hiked down the Wall Street section and hiked back up the Navajo Trail. I did that loop as one hike. (If I had to pick, the Wall Street section is slightly better than Navajo Trail). I'd have to say that hike is probably the best and most scenic hike that I have done anywhere in the U.S. I thought it was better than any of the trails that we did in Zion. The scenery is incredible, and the rock structure and formations are so unique to any other trails I have done. The trails are a bit steep, but they aren't too bad if you are younger or in decent shape. I would rate the trails as Moderate. We also did a separate hike down to the Queens Garden section, and then hiked back up the same trail. The Queens Garden was neat to see, but was nothing like the Wall Street and Navajo Loop Trail section. I would suggest the Wall Street and Navajo Loop Trail as the loop trail to do at Bryce. As a side note, Bryce Point is worth a stop to see as well- great overlook. It overlooks the whole ampitheater area. If you are looking at the different Utah parks or considering which ones to see, Bryce N.P. is a must stop on your trip. It is so unique and totally different from Zion. You can see and hike the best trails in 1-2 days in Bryce was enough for our group.

The best trail- you get to see the tower and the light come in at different points. We hiked in snow and it was worth it! 12.30.18

Saw rams, mountain goats and moose along the way. No bears though! The glacier is slowly shrinking but still beautiful!

I got an all-time favorite photo here. we loved it. The ladder is intimidating but very secure. great view at the end.

hiking
18 days ago

Simple trail with great views the whole way though the park.

One of the best hikes in the country!!!!

We started at the sunrise point and ended at the sunset point via queen’s garden trail, Navajo loop and the rim trail. Beautiful hike in the snow. We had ice trekkers on our hiking boots that helped walking on the icy trails.

hiking
21 days ago

Awesome hike! The views were incredible, especially with the light layer of snow. I would recommend shoes with really good traction, or bringing along some microspikes, since some of the switchbacks can be a little slippery from the snow/ice.

Oh. My. Goodness. The views are breathtaking. Definitely follow the park’s footwear rules!

Lovely hike, breathtaking views!
Can’t wait to do it again next year!

Did it in the winter. Very cool, bring traction.

Completed this stunning loop on Christmas with intermittent snow flurries, was just gorgeous, micro spikes would’ve come in handy for getting in and out of the canyon.

hiking
25 days ago

Great views, very varied terrain, and good stopping points if you need them. It was pretty mild in the winter, but traction devices are probably necessary for at least part of the trail.

One of my favorite hikes ever.

Glacier Park in your backyard? You've gotta see this! Amazing waterfalls and fun hiking for most ages.

Amazing! Make sure to check trail closures, especially during the summer and fall when the grizzlies are active - glacier closes the trails according to bear activity. You can take a boat to make the hike if you’d like. Make sure to keep an eye out for animals in the valley below, saw moose, big horn sheep, and a grizzly.

EPIC view! You have to check it out if visiting.

Absolutely stunning trail. Amazing at sunset. A bit of snow- spikes would be helpful but not necessary. Highly recommend!

Hold on to the chain!

Arriving just as the sun appears in the east is a perfect time for morning hike, trail traffic is extremely light and the temperatures are in the comfortable 50s.
One of the first trail treats is Thor’s hammer. Thor’s Hammer may be one of the most photographed features of Bryce Canyon as it’s located a short distance from the beginning of the Navajo Loop trailhead at Sunset Point.After hiking past Thor’s Hammer, a series of switchbacks descend down about 650 ft. to the amphitheater floor as the Ponderosa Pines welcome you. Next the trail gently traverses across the heavily forested amphitheater floor, and in the distance you can hear the neighing and snorting of horses as their riders guide them along the equestrian trail. No other sounds seem to be present for the next mile... just the soft music of my shoes caressing the trial and the alluring swish of the ice in my canteen. Further on the beautiful rolling terrain becomes dotted with the Colorado Pinyon. This hearty shrub is more suited to the drier elevations and its wide root system keeps each one a good distance from its neighbor.
This has been quite an intoxicating experience!

Caught sunrise at Bryce Pt and then drove over to sunset point since the visitor’s center told me to take Navajo to Peekaboo at this time. I’ve done the Navajo/Queens Garden loop before and its so stunning it doesn’t get old. I wore my creepers because of the initial descent but not sure if needed after that since traction on the snow on Fairyland the day before wasn’t an issue. Like every hike I’ve done in Bryce every moment is breathtaking. Highly recommended

hiking
1 month ago

Did counterclockwise and the only part not ABSOLUTELY breathtaking (but still nice surroundings) was the final leg on rim trail to get back to sunrise point where I was parked. It was 0 at sunrise and rose to high 30s so I was sweating during the hike — so later/pack appropriately (for all hikes)

hiking
1 month ago

Did this trail the Saturday after Going-To-The-Sun road opened this year. Came here in the afternoon, found parking easily The trail was still mostly covered in snow. Many people came with their sleds and skis - apparently a yearly ritual for some locals. Hidden Lake was still frozen. The views were dramatic and stunning at the overlook and throughout the hike. I just wish there were less people.

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