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Navajo Loop Trail to Peekaboo Loop

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Navajo Loop Trail to Peekaboo Loop is a 5 mile heavily 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 April until November.

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,407 feet Route Type: Loop

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Definitely a good morning hike. Suggest doing the hike in the early morning. The two towers route first then clockwise the peekaboo then up Wall Street.

Amazing canyon views, walk near the hoodoos. We saw deer, hummingbirds and chipmunks which the kids thought was awesome! Take lots of water. Trail is mixed use and 4 horse groups passed us.

The Navajo Loop Trail was a beautiful and well paved trail that carved through the hoodoo mountains. There were not many flat portions on this trail as it looped up and down the mountain sides. Many of the other trails here in Bryce Canyon connect from the Navajo Loop so I would say it is a must do! The Peekaboo Loop was right off of the Navajo Loop and was also well paved and offered beautiful scenery. However, Peekaboo is also a horse trail so it is important to watch for horse droppings in your path. Overall, great hike!

Super rad

This trail was AMAZING! Every corner you turn you are in awe. There’s some big ascents and descents but overall not too hard and well worth it. We left around 6:15 and got back at 9:00 for sunset.

Beautiful! Parked at Sunset, walked to #2 bus/tram station. Took bus to Bryce Point to take Peekaboo trail down into canyon. At junction go left toward the rim to see the windows. At next junction go left towards Navajo Loop. Then take Navaho loop up the canyon to pass the 2 Bridges view point and Thor’s Hammer. Then reach the rim at Sunset Point where you parked your car. The views are beautiful with many wide open areas to see tall structures beautiful vistas. I prefer this direction then going from Sunset all the way back up to Bryce point, too much elevation change going that direction. I highly recommend this trail.

The Navajo and Peekaboo are hands down the best hike at Bryce Canyon, come close in second would be the Queen’s Garden which is highly recommended to do in the late afternoon and catch the sunset at Sunset Point on the way back. One thing to know before hand is that the Peekaboo trail has an incredible amount of horse’s feces littered along the trail and the smell can be nauseating. Aside from that, the trail gives amazing perspectives of the canyon and vodoos turn after turn.

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20 days ago

Excellent hike. I went from Queens Garden to Navajo Loop to connect to Peek-a-boo Loop. Great 7 mile hike if you're up for a moderate to sometime strenuous hike. Awesome views of the hoodoos!

Probably the best trail in the whole park! We started around 7:30AM at sunset point with going down Wall Street and finished at 11:30AM with lots of breaks for water and pictures. You don’t have to start that early tho, there was a ton of spots still available at sunset point. Peekaboo is deff worth the extra loop, it is much more secluded and private than Queens Garden. There are also bathrooms to use halfway through peekaboo. I love this figure 8 because you really go in and out of the hoodoos unlike Fairyland where you seem to eye them from a distance.

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22 days ago

AMAZING!! We did Queens Garden to Peekaboo loop (clockwise - best for views) then up Wall Street in Navajo Loop. I highly recommend this hike for anyone up to a moderate to strenuous 6 mile trip. The views of the hoodoos are spectacular and especially out on the Peekaboo trail, you are often alone in nature with just birdsong. There is a lot of climbing and little shade so be prepared for a long, hot hike. We started around 7am which I definitely recommend for both the views of sunrise and avoiding the heat. I will do this trail combo every time I come to Bryce - best hike in the park!

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23 days ago

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1 month ago

Loved this hike—took many pictures and still could have taken more! We went down Navaho Loop and then counter-clockwise around Peek-a-Boo before heading back up Wall Street. We just started hiking last fall and are from a lower-altitude State, so this was quite challenging for us senior citizens. I’m just slower than most people—took us awhile, but we also waited quite a bit once we got to Wall Street. It became very crowded with some families not interested in sticking to the trail or observing social distancing. We actually helped one family retrieve their little one (5 yrs. maybe?) who had gone off the path and couldn’t get back up. Fortunately, our hiking pole came in very handy!

Amazing. Views! Views views! And its open! Very hilly and hot break lots of water food and be prepared to climb! It's 100% worth it though!

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no shade
1 month ago

WOW. This trail exceeded my expectations. And for the record, it is OPEN! The views were constantly amazing -- literally everywhere we looked, there was something beautiful to look at. We stopped a ton for pictures, but we were able to get it done in 3.25 hours. I was super nervous about the elevation gain, but this version of the route makes it easier. There's still a steep incline on the way back up, but it was completely shady by 12pm. I also appreciated that the inclines throughout the trail were undulating, so we got some built-in breaks. We were pretty much alone on the trail until we circled back to the Wall Street section on the way out. I'd recommend doing this one earlier in the day to beat the crowds and also avoid some direct sun (very few shady spots). The trail is very well-marked, and there were no sketchy / narrow areas. If you're in Bryce, this is a great way to see a lot of the most popular sites in a short period of time.

Nature’s beauty at its best. The moderate rating is accurate, due to the switchbacks and inclines. We hit the trail just at sunrise 6:10am. Seeing the Canyon change colors as the sun rose was amazing.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is a must!! Steep uphill at times but technically not difficult. STUNNING views and photo opportunities. We started at noon and it wasn’t crowded at all or too hot at any point. The only thing that got to us was the altitude as we come from a much lower altitude, so at times on peek-a-boo and the switchbacks to start/finish Navajo had us pretty winded. Nothing unmanageable. It’s a fantastic hike!

Great trail, great views! So glad we did it.

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1 month ago

This is one of my favorite hikes anywhere! The weather was crisp and clear today, and not too crowded. We arrived at the parking lot around 2:30 p.m. and easily found parking. Had plenty of time to do Navajo loop and peekaboo loop and still have two more hours of daylight.

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1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful. Epic hike.

beautiful! otherworldly!

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3 months ago

Trail is closed. You can only hike to just before the switch backs begin.

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4 months ago

Awesome trail. Hiked today. The Wall Street side of Navajo Loop is closed. Peek-A-Boo was a blast. Didn’t wear micro cleats, but would have been helpful in a couple spots. Very few hikers on the trail.

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4 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike! Did it without spikes or poles, but it would have been helpful at times. Definitely need boots, too muddy for tennis shoes. The weather was perfect at about 40 degrees. the trail wasn't too busy in the morning but picked up around noon.

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4 months ago

Beautiful in the snow. Easy to see the trail. Need spikes and trekking poles. A must. Lots of mud, snow, and ice. But with spikes a gorgeous hike.

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