Navajo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail

MODERATE 180 reviews

Navajo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bryce, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

2.7 miles 679 feet Loop

kid friendly

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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Amazing!

5 days ago

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5 days ago

It's amazing! It a must do! Start it clock wise to get the best of it.

5 days ago

My favorite hike at Bryce

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7 days ago

Wall Street is closed due to rockfall, but the other half of the Navajo Loop is fine. Plenty of snow still on the ground. Little on the trail, but beware of mud (from melting snow) on the switchbacks closest to Sunset Point. Moderate traffic on a perfect Thursday afternoon.

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7 days ago

Awesome trail!

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18 days ago

pretty muddy, but the best hike in the park imo

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1 month ago

nice

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1 month ago

Amazing views, especially with the red rock and snow. Trails are covered in snow, but packed down. Bring spikes for your hiking boots and you won't have any troubles. Temp was about 35*. Brought a few layers and a light coat.

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1 month ago

Completed two loops the Queens Garden-Navajo Loop and the Peekaboo loop. The Peekaboo loop starts just beyond the junction of the Queens Garden-Navajo Loop so it's a great extension if you want a longer hike. Trail is snowpacked 2/7/17 so chains are advised because of all of the snow. Must see in winter with all of the snow-caped hoodoos. And it's uncrowded to boot except for the Navajo trail which is right near the lodge.