Navajo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail

MODERATE 1,052 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 birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
623 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

no shade

no dogs

Please note that the Wall Street portion is often closed due to 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.

1 day ago

Short hike but a really great one :-)

hiking
3 days ago

Other worldly!

6 days ago

We did the walk from 4pm to 6pm. Amazing surroundings with distinctively variety of views of hoodoos.

12 days ago

Definitely not easy on the way back up but beautiful!

14 days ago

Beautiful!!

18 days ago

Incredible! The views above and below are magical! The ascent is challenging, but easily done with a short break or two.

hiking
18 days ago

This was an easy breezy hike with some amazing views of the hoodoos. The trail breaks off to other trails with clear signs all along the way. You hike down first and then back up.

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike. Make it easier by starting at the switchbacks

21 days ago

Did this today and loved it! Reasonably trafficked, but not so much that you didn’t have some peace and quiet too. Amazing scenery and not too tricky! Proper boots would be recommended if you have them though :)

22 days ago

Great hike, we returned by the navajo loop switchbacks at Wall Street, definately would have been easier to return by Queens trail.

hiking
23 days ago

Amazing trail! My old father in law, who is a fairly experienced hiker, said it was the best hike he’s ever done.

27 days ago

Stunningly beautiful and peaceful. Unfortunately hiked it alone, would be a fun experience with loved ones.

hiking
1 month ago

Outstanding!!!

1 month ago

Gorgeous scenery, one of the best hikes I’ve ever done. Get there early to beat the crowds.

1 month ago

The scenery is candidly unbelievable. The crowds are a bit much, particularly those who leave the trails right past the signs and hide behind “no English” as an excuse.

hiking
1 month ago

scenic
good intro walk on first day

hiking
1 month ago

Good moderate hike - take the Wallstreet route to get a real climbing experience - worth the time doing!

hiking
1 month ago

Worth the trip!

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful - a good decent and ascent at the beginning and end but otherwise very easy to explore around and walk.

1 month ago

By far one of the best trails I’ve ever hiked. Gorgeous views.

1 month ago

This is a short but sweet hike. Pretty steep set of switchbacks down and up. Little bit of flat ground in the middle. Beautiful narrows. Cannot miss.

hiking
1 month ago

It's very busy. But it's absolutely stunning.
It's easy trail but my favorite hike so far for mother nature's gift.
A must do trail for this park

1 month ago

Very busy, but definitely worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Do it. It'll be crazy busy but worth it. Go early.

hiking
1 month ago

We did we our 3 kids ages 17, 11 and 5. It was by far one of our favorite!! The views cannot be beat, steep climb in and out but are short and quite a bit of shade. All the kids loved this one! Not too crowded but a more popular option in Bryce.

1 month ago

If you only can go to he too do it!! But....... the 3.5 mile loop is incredible!!!! Something walking amidst the hoodoo’s is in credible. Bring water it was hot and dry and the climb out in either direction takes some work. Went through Wall Street this time because last year it was closed due to rocks slides. If somehow you can see both (Wall Street and 2 bridges do it!! Well worth it

hiking
1 month ago

We too went from sunset point down and then up to sunrise point. We weren't sure if this was the best way. You hike up in the sun and if you hiked up on the Navajo part you would be at least in the shade. Great hike either way, a must do hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike on a well marked well travelled trail. We left sunrise point for Queens at 7:30am when crowds were minimal and weather was comfortable. We decided to go up Wall Street instead of Navajo and we were so glad we did!!!! Lots of shade and fabulous rock formations! By the time we were back to the rim most of the tourist busses were just starting to unload so we avoided the onslaught of people! This hike is a must do in Bryce!!!

1 month ago

friggen amazing. i went to the two bridges as well as part of the loop. its worth it

hiking
1 month ago

Combined this loop with Peakaboo. If you want to thoroughly experience the area, I'd recommend it.

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