Navajo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail

MODERATE 590 reviews

Navajo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bryce, Utah that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
574 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

no shade

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.

walking
16 days ago

this is the most popular trail in Bryce Canyon National Park, and with good reason - however this means the loop is also VERY crowded in season, to the point that vehicles are constantly circling the Sunset Point parking lot all day long looking for a space - the best options for this trail are A. to leave your vehicle at the Shuttle Station outside the park (or Overflow Parking across from the Visitor Center, if it isn't full) and take the shuttle to the trailhead, B. park and take the shuttle as described above, but go to Inspiration Point, walk the Rim Trail to Sunset Point, then descend on Navajo Trail (or Wall Street, if it's open), then ascend on Queens Garden to Sunrise Point (being sure to enjoy the 0.1 mile spur to see Queen Victoria), and shuttle or walk back to your car, C. park and take the shuttle as described above, but go to Bryce Point, walk the Bryce Connector to Peek-A-Boo, take the west half of Peek-A-Boo to the connector to Queens Garden, then ascend on Queens Garden to Sunrise Point (being sure to enjoy the 0.1 mile spur to see Queen Victoria), and shuttle or walk back to your car

18 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Hands down my favorite trail. A must do if you want to see the canyon and hoodoos from below. We began with the wall street portion. I loved this portion and going into the narrow canyon. It opens up and is easy at the bottom. We continued on via the Queens Garden trail to extend the hike. Really enjoyed the variety of viewpoints we had. Good for young kids, not too high of an elevation change. Although, being from the East Coast, we definitely felt the higher elevation as we got tired much quicker. If this is you, take more frequent breaks and you will be fine!

20 days ago

Amazing trail with mind-blowing views of the Hoodoos

hiking
21 days ago

Great way to see the Hoodoos up close and personal!

hiking
23 days ago

Different sceneries with chipmunk guarantee and easy to hike for kids.

24 days ago

Amazing!

hiking
1 month ago

The hoodoos are absolutely incredible. This trail is quite easy and a must if you’re visiting Bryce Canyon.

hiking
1 month ago

This place is beautiful and otherworldly. We saw a bald eagle flying over the hoodoos during our visit - a reminder to keep our National Parks sacred and protected.

1 month ago

Started at Sunset Point and went down the Wall street side of Navajo Loop....simply amazing!

1 month ago

Fun easy hike. A lot of down hill switchbacks at the beginning and then mostly flat till the end climb back to the rim. My kids loved it. Took us 3 hours but we stopped a lot to take pictures

1 month ago

We had a great time hiking this trail. We hiked with children ranging from 4-13 years of age. Hiking down was great, but hiking was a little steep. Overall the kids did great. It was a great hike to go down into the hoodoos. Park at Sunrise Point to catch the trailhead.

hiking
2 months ago

Magique mais un peu trop fréquenté.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. I went down the Navajo Loop and up the Queens Garden trail. It was a much easier hike out of the Canyon this way.

hiking
2 months ago

A bit nerve-wracking at first but totally worth the experience! Absolutely beautiful from the top to the bottom to the top again. My DH and I were able to watch the sunrise from two different views and it was a great experience and a great way to experience the canyon and what it has to offer! :-)

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike to see the unique hoodoo structures. Wear decent hiking boots. We went counter clockwise and descended down Wall Street.

2 months ago

Start at Navaho Trail

2 months ago

Not super difficult but gorgeous views

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike with more hoodoos than I have ever seen. Suggest taking the Navajo trail down and Queens Garden Trail up. Bring water and enjoy the views!

2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike. Took this trail to the floor and did Wall Street back up. Reward at the top is stunning views. Only place in the world you can see structures like this and with this density.

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