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Navajo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail

MODERATE 1103 reviews

Navajo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bryce, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 623 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wildlife

no shade

no dogs

Please note that portions of this loop may close due to weather and freezing overnight temperatures. Other trails in the areas can still be used to make a full loop. This hike is considered by many to be the best way to see the hoodoos in 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.

hiking
4 hours ago

4.5 stars. In my opinion, the Peek-A-Boo loop is the 5 star hike in Bryce Canyon. This is also really pretty but, for me, it’s just not as special. The trail is clean. The footing is nice. The scenery is beautiful.

hiking
8 hours ago

Awesome views definitely recommend. However I only give it 4 stars it is way to crowded and to many rude hikers. it seems that there are many tourists/hikers that have no clue of trail etiquette.

hiking
9 hours ago

Started this heavily trafficked but beautiful route beginning at sunset point and ending at sunrise point. This is definitely the tourist trap of the park but it does have the best views of hoodoos. The trek is easy and was a great introduction to the park.

we went clockwise at 11:00. we were happy with that decision. generally an easy to moderate hike until you get to the last .7 Mike's. we took Wall Street that last .7. lots of steps, switchbacks, and elevation. Not terrible but a lot. We loved it but be prepared.

Crowded but necessary!

hiking
2 days ago

Limited shade great views hard surface trail.

Definitely worth the hike. Don’t make it hard on yourself, go to the right towards the wall. Counter clockwise.

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike! Hike it clockwise from Sunrise Point to Sunset Point. Missed the turn for Two Bridges Trail (which the map on this specifies) near the end and ended up coming uphill through Wall Street instead!

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful views. Easy hike. Can be very crowded after 9am.

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no shade
5 days ago

Extremely hot in mid September, and no shade in some places. Get there early to find parking, was full by 9am when I went. Being down in the amphitheater was amazing though, and worth the heat and crowds. You can extend your hike with several options inside the amphitheater. The ranger recommended clockwise before 11am and counterclockwise after in order to catch the best lighting.

hiking
7 days ago

Stunning. A beautiful and easy hike.

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful trail! We did it backwards, so it was downhill at first but not too steep. It was mostly flat honestly, but the end was a really steep uphill. It was all worth it though—the views during literally every part were stunning!

hiking
9 days ago

Loved it. Highly recommend going clockwise -- especially if you're scared of heights. If you do it that way (beginning at sunrise point) when you're ascending the switchbacks at the end (navajo to sunset point) it's on a wider trail with less of a drop-off.

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no shade
9 days ago

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no shade
9 days ago

9/5/19 Thursday- Extended Queen's Garden, Navajo Loop and Rim Trail South to Inspiration point. Dawn departure and amazing Hike with Sue and Tom. Hoodoos, Pines, Slots, arches, and tunnels.

Absolutely marvelous trail God has quite an imagination

The trail was in great condition. It was easy to figure out where to go. We went first thing in the morning to catch the sunrise, which was beautiful. Also going in the morning avoided the heat during the climb back up.

hiking
13 days ago

Hot as heck today (82F), but still amazing! We went down Wallstreet and caught the Queens Garden loop all the way up to Sunrise point. That’s where the heat killed up the most but still worth every step!

hiking
muddy
no shade
off trail
rocky
13 days ago

hiking
blowdown
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Awesome trail. Only thing a bit crowded.

hiking
14 days ago

Great view but the switch backs are killers when it's hot.

hiking
16 days ago

Spectacular, you can not stop taking photos while observing such beauty. Very easy route.

It was great hike ! We had so much fan

hiking
19 days ago

very beautiful started the hike around 18:00 pm and finished it around 19:45 pm easy hike and highly recommended

Great hike. We went in the afternoon so the crowds weren’t that bad. 3.0m, 1:45h with 9 yo kids.

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