Explore the most popular forest trails in Bryce Canyon National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Did Queens Garden to Navajo loop on 5/14. The hoodoos were pretty cool (was our first trip out here). Took about 2.5 hours total, but we took our time. Lots of people on the trail in mid-morning but not too many to make it unbearable.

backpacking
4 days ago

Not sure if there is somewhere on AllTrails to ask questions about a particular trail but my boyfriend and I plan to backpack this trail this Saturday (May 19) to Monday (21st) starting at the Agua connecting trail from the Ponderosa parking lot. Does anyone know if the trail is cleared from the land slide or at least doable with a 25 pound pack on and hiking poles? Also, are the water sources silty and likely to clog our filters and should plan to bring additional filter mechanisms, or are our camel back filter straws OK? Any sightings or signs of bears on the trail recently? Is it true no fires allowed and you have to pack out even human waste? Or can you bury it 6 inches deep? Thanks to who ever has the knowledge!

As someone from sea level I found the elevation gain a difficult hike, if you start at Navajo and end at Queens Garden the final uphill battle isn’t as difficult!

Good hike - reasonably challenging with the switchbacks, but great views.

Excellent hike! It took us a full 3 hours and was a 5 mile loop. The final mile is uphill. Some steep parts with switch backs in the middle but just take your time and enjoy the views. Make sure you bring enough water for sure. Rare shade spots along the way. The views were incredible and perfect for photographs. Highly recommend. Hiked on May 8.

initially stopped thinking it was a just a turnoff to take some photos, nice little trail

hiking
8 days ago

quieter but just as scenic

one of the best hikes in the park

hiking
9 days ago

This was not an easy hike, even in early May it was mid 70's and was pretty exhausting. Beautiful scenery and takes around 4 hours. Recommended if you have the time but do it on a cooler day!

Beautiful view, not an easy ascent but absolutely worth it. Not too crowded. Wall Street is still closed.

Stunning hike! This actually makes my list of top hikes that I’ve done. We finished this in about 2.5 hours with plenty of breaks. I recommend starting at sunrise.

Beautiful. Crowded with other hikers but they were courteous. We did it with our toddler in a backpack and it was doable.

Great hike with great views all around. We started down Navajo vs. Wall Street as that was still closed until things warm up a bit. Peekaboo Loop section was the most enjoyable part - less crowded and great views approaching the Wall of Windows. The Queens Garden section gets a bit more crowded as this is where many folks pop down for a quick view of the hoodoos up close. I'd recommend this Figure 8 and the Fairyland Loop as a way to get the best of Bryce over two days (plus a drive down to see the Arch at mile marker 12).

hiking
12 days ago

Fabulous scenery the whole way around. I'd call this a more "moderate" hike than "hard". We did this one day and the "Figure 8" loop another day. Scenery on both was great, but Fairyland loop has less hikers on it, so if you want to feel like you have the place to yourself, this is the loop to do. It's a 4 hour loop is you're taking lots of pictures. Note: If you're just visiting for one day and are not planning to go into the rest of the park, the parking lot for Fairyland Point is outside the pay station, so you can do this hike "for free" if you want. I wouldn't recommend it - you should really see the vista from Sunset Point at a minimum.

We did this hike while visiting Bryce Canyon on 5/3. The weather was perfect (60 degrees), sunny skies. It took us about 4 hours to complete the loop. I would rate it as a moderate hike. Amazing views every corner you turn. Everyone should do this hike if they get the chance. I highly recommend it. Bring lots of water, sunscreen, sun hat and pack a lunch/snack as you’re gonna want to stop so that you can really take in the beautiful scenery. We picked a nice spot near the junction of sunrise point to eat lunch.

Awesome hike. Not for the faint of heart. Keep in mind that you are upwards of 7,000 feet of elevation. That made the hike difficult for some of the people in our group.

Great hike. Topography like no where else you’ll find!

Fun hike down to the canyon. Switchbacks on way up can be wicked but not a ton of elevation. Too many tourists, however, getting in the way. Also people smoking on trail. Not cool.

Nice easy walk with great views and interesting Bristlecone Pine trees.

'Wow' views around every corner. Long, without being too strenous. Great for taking pictures. Wear extra sunscreen because hardly any shade.

Great short hike. Beautiful with hoo doos, waterfall, and the cave. The moss and water dripping from the ceiling of the cave was really neat. Fun time with little difficulty.

What an amazing view from every angle! We took other review advice and started at Sunset, way easier. Navajo Loop lives up to the hype. Definitely do it!

And easy hike down not bad going back up great views and vistas along the way!

Great trail. Fairly quiet in April. Weather ideal.

hiking
16 days ago

Hiked loop on April 28. Park Ranger recommended starting at at Fairlyland parking lot. Got to trailhead at 8:30am and started heading north. Beautiful descent into canyon with hoodoos galor. It was my brother's first time in southern Utah and he was in awe with the views. It's like being on Mars or something! Pretty light traffic the whole hike. About half way through starts the ascent back up to the rim trail. It's a good, long uphill so we took a few, quick breaks. Once up on the rim, we breaked for lunch just past the campgrounds. From there, the final 3 miles are relatively flat. Total time was 5 hours (including breaks), with probably 4 hours hiking at a very average 2mph.

Great hike that should be very doable for most. We completed the trail clockwise from Queen's Garden and the hike up Navajo Trail at the end was a nice challenge.

Very cool to walk among the hoodoos. It snowed the day we were in Bryce (May 1st) so it was a bit cold. Also, when the snow melted on the trails they became quite muddy. Hiking shoes would be recommended in this situation.

Trail not well-maintained. Some nice views from the bottom of the canyon, but there are better options in Bryce Canyon national Park. About 3/4 of a mile of the trail runs within 300 yards of the tourist road leading through the park.

hiking
17 days ago

We started this hike around 9 am and finished around 11:30 am. There were about 20 cars in the SMALL parking lot when we started out on the trail, but the lot was completely full when we returned mid-morning. So, it goes without saying, but arriving early is imperative.

This is an absolutely stunning hike with incredible views of Bryce Canyon along the way. It starts out all downhill on switchbacks deep into the canyon, which allows you to get up-close-and-personal with all of the beautiful rock formations throughout the trail.

We decided to extend our trek slightly and hit three of the four Hoodoos, which added an extra mile to our journey. The first one you come across is the Wall of Windows, followed by the Navajo Loop ( a short 0.5 or 1-mile round trip detour to the second benchmark), followed by the 3rd benchmark located back on the Peekaboo Loop once you've returned from Navajo.

The last mile and 1/2 of the trail is incredibly strenuous as you return up the switchbacks, which were so easy to go down, but is where that 1,500+ ft. of elevation gain comes into play.

Such a rewarding and physically demanding hike with stunning views around every corner and loop. I would highly recommend this one for anyone looking for a challenging hike in Bryce Canyon NP!

Side note: If you decide to complete the Hoodoos Loop like we did, make sure you take a picture at each benchmark so that you can collect your free sticker at the Visitor Center!

Great trail. Very beautiful. Many photo points. I will recommend doing this in winter.

The cave is not a cave. Is an over hanging rock.

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