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Navajo Loop Trail [CLOSED]

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Navajo Loop Trail [CLOSED] is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bryce, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from June until October.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 459 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

closed

no shade

no dogs

After a retaining wall collapse, the Navajo Loop is almost entirely closed. Queen's Garden & Peekaboo remain open. Please note that portions of this loop may close due to weather and freezing overnight temperatures. The Navajo Loop Trail drops down into the amphitheater and passes through "Wall Street," a narrow switchbacked slot between sheer cliffs, with towering Douglas fir trees growing along the trail. The trail provides outstanding views of much-photographed Thor's Hammer - a tall, narrow pinnacle with a narrower neck, supporting a large hammerhead-like rock. Looking west from the trail are grand views into the "Silent City" where rock structures resemble towers and buildings and temples. To the east, see the "Temple of Osiris." The Navajo Loop Trail extends 1.3 miles, starting and ending at Sunset Point, with an ascent/descent of 550 feet. Most people take 1-2 hours. For a longer hike, continue onto the Queen's Garden Loop or the Peakaboo Loop, each for approximately 3 miles. Both of those trails can also be combined to create a 6.3 mile figure 8 loop. There are portions of the trail that provide no shade and get quite hot especially in the summer months, but there are also stretches of the trail covered by the shade of rock formations that get very cold. Make sure to bring water and dress appropriately.

hiking
3 days ago

One of my favorites! Took my 3 sons, 16, 13, and 4 years old. Was a breeze for all of them. Did this over Mother’s Day 2020, and we were literally the only people there. LOVED IT!!! Took sweatshirts but we didn’t need them. Super warm. Started at sunset parking lot, hikes down Thor side, took small detour up to Wall Street, then back down to the connector path to Queen’s Garden, and up sunrise to the Rim Trail back to our car. WARNING: I believe the Wall Street part of the trail is closed. There was a chain from the top preventing you to enter, however there was access (for us at least that day) to backtrack from the bottom up to the Wall Street, where we turned back around and back tracked instead of continuing up to the “closed off part”.... which was awesome for our planned route.

hiking
5 days ago

Good view

hiking
icy
muddy
3 months ago

3 months ago

This hike was awesome! I got to the trail early enough it was only me, a few hikers, the Hawks, and the views.

3 months ago

If you go to Bryce, you have to hike this trail. Non negotiable

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

This is why you come to Bryce Canyon. Easy solid footing the whole way and simple hiking. Gorgeous rock formations- must see

hiking
4 months ago

This was an amaZing hike in the late afternoon. I went solo and met a friend and we had a blast! Recommend spikes for the shoes for sure. Love this place !

hiking
4 months ago

Best all-round hike in the park. Gets up close to the hoodoos. Main decent is the only real "hard" part.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views. Steep switchbacks but nicely maintained trail.

Heavy traffic but absolutely worth seeing. Steep switchbacks, so be prepared with good footwear.

Beautiful hike! If coming in Late October bundle up and wear hiking boots because is very cold and windy.

Incredible!

hiking
7 months ago

I live and work in Bryce Canyon and have hiked all 12 of the amazing trails we have to offer. And guess what? This short 1.3 mile hike is still one of my very favourites in the park. Simply stunning and a MUST do while here.

hiking
7 months ago

Bryce Canyon was incredible. It feels like another planet. The trail was moderate, but a tad bit crowded. Go early for fewer crowds on the trails.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing Trail! I was happy to take my wife and kid back to this trail I hiked in Grade School. The trail is quite steep but has switchbacks to make your climb easier. My 3 year did the whole thing himself (probably not a typical result!)

hiking
off trail
rocky
7 months ago

Beautiful views; I don’t think it’s kid friendly

hiking
7 months ago

BEAUTIFUL! Perfect day today to do this hike!!

hiking
7 months ago

Holy crap this was beautiful. You definitely have to hoof it but this trail takes your breath away in the best way possible!

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

One of the best trails in Bryce!

hiking
7 months ago

Steep on both ends. Start with two bridges as the other side is way more awesome views and taking pictures gives you a reason to stop and catch your breath. Be ready to come back dusty. Wear good shoes. I did it with a 30lb baby on my back and kids 4-11 yo. Definitely bring water. It was hot in October with cool winds blowing.

hiking
7 months ago

A relatively short trail with a moderate challenge in rapidly ascending and descending. Really special late in the day with shadows.

hiking
7 months ago

Took Wall Street trail down and two bridges trail up! Pretty steep but quick and fun hike!

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

Really fun trail. If you start on the Wall Street end, it's a bit easier as that side seems much steeper to go back up against. Lots of people throughout who were unprepared with improper shoes/equipment and we actually saw someone fall and break their arm.

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

Nice loop to get you down and round in the canyon instead of just the overlooks. There are a lot of switchbacks and it can be a little steep coming back up. It gets extremely hot by 11am during summer months, and some sections have little shade coverage. This trail was super crowded by 9am, so start early...I got one of the last parking spots. If you have time i recommend you combine it with other trails inside the canyon.

hiking
8 months ago

It is very heavily traveled the first couple hundred yards, then the crowd thins out to heavily traveled. Every turn is another breathtaking view.

hiking
8 months ago

Schöner, kurzer Trail. Wir sind diesen Trail an unserem Anreisetag gelaufen, um einen ersten Eindruck vom Bryce Canyon zu erhalten. Gute, geschlossene Schuhe sind zu empfehlen. Der Trail war am Nachmittag (ca. 15.30 Uhr) ziemlich gut besucht.

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