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Navajo Loop Trail is a 1.5 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.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 515 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Views No shade No dogs
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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.

Plenty of parking and bathroom facilities at both Sunrise and Sunset points.

Bryce Canyon National Park Telephone Number - 435-834-5322 If requesting information be sent to you, please provide your complete Mailing address and the type of information you need. Trip planners and other brochures are downloadable from the NP website : http://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm Information Packet Request Bryce Canyon National Park PO Box 640201 Bryce Canyon UT 84764-0201 Utah Travel Council, Council Hall, P.O. Box 147420 , Salt Lake City, UT, 84114, Phone: 801-538-1030, travel@utah.com

From late May through early October, the free Bryce Canyon Shuttle takes visitors to the park's most popular viewpoints, trails and facilities. Using the shuttle is voluntary, but encouraged. Directions from Bryce Canyon Visitor Center: Take the Red Line shuttle to Sunset Point to begin this hike. Navajo Loop Trailhead is at Sunset Point. Hike down and back out OR connect with Queen's Garden Trail for longer hike. To Bryce Canyon NP: From the North: Take I-15 south to UT-20 (exit 95). Travel east on UT-20 to US-89. Follow US-89 south to UT-12. Travel east on UT-12 to UT-63. Take UT-63 south to Bryce Canyon National Park. The visitor center sits 1 mile inside the park boundary. From the South through Zion National Park: Take I-15 north to UT-9 (exit 16). Follow UT-9 east through Zion National Park to US-89. Travel north on US-89 to UT-12. Go east on UT-12 to UT-63. Take UT-63 south to Bryce Canyon National Park. Take I-15 north to exit 59. Go east on 200 North, then south on Main Street to Center Street/UT-14. Travel east on UT-14 to US-89. Go north on US-89 to UT-12. Follow UT-12 east to UT-63. Take UT-63 south to Bryce Canyon National Park. This is a very scenic route during the summer months and early fall. From the South through Bear (Dog) Valley: Take I-15 north to UT-20 (exit 95). Go east on UT-20 to US-89. Follow US-89 south to UT-12. Travel east on UT-12 to UT-63. Take UT-63 south to Bryce Canyon National Park. The park is open year-round. Roads are plowed and sanded after heavy snowstorms. Some roads may be temporarily closed during and immediately following winter storms, but the park is never closed.

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Hui-Min Chuang
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Rosa Jepsen
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My favorite

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Jessica Kwan
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We loved this hike. Took our 3 year old and he was a champ through the switchbacks. The beauty of this hike can’t be overstated; there is just so much to take in. One of our very favorite experiences at Bryce Canyon. Was very busy when we hiked around 11:00, but everyone was friendly and respectful. Will definitely come back and do a longer hike when our son is a bit older.

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Randi Alto
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I recommend beginning by going down Wall Street, the southern end, and up the northern end back to Sunset point. Wall Street is quite strenuous, yet well worth the view!

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Gary Snook
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breathtaking, gorgeous incredible, definitely a moderate hike and so beautiful

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Michael Nelson
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Absolutely amazing views! The short mileage isn’t even noticed due to the scenic nature of the trail. We did this hike in the evening and that really added to the beauty of the views. I would recommend this trail to anyone.

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Dawn N
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Favorite hike of my trip out west. Started down Wall Street and came up Sunset. The slot canyon at the bottom was stunning! Bring lots of water! For a girl used to humidity, the dry air made me very thirsty.

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Lindsey Baker
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Fun scenic loop. We did this with our 4 year old and she did great. Can get hot depending on the time of year so extra water and hats came in handy for us. We had to circle the lot a few times to find a parking spot but that didn’t take long. This would also be really pretty at dusk. There were a lot of people on the trail but it didn’t take away from our experience at all. Overall this was a great way to quickly takes in the views and have our daughter run out some energy.

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kami Huntsman
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Robert Schlak
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Wendy Liao
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Beautiful trail, lots to see even though it was quite short. Would recommend going early to avoid the heat of the summer and crowds. If possible, would definitely do the peekaboo trail as part of this excursion so you see more of the canyon.

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Tommy Adams
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Gail Haygood
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Cameron Bradna
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cheryl cordero
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David Lee
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Great trail. So much beauty. The Wall Street is the highlight but the trail is very nice and plenty of stopping points as you climb.

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Alexis Campos
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It’s rated as moderate, but a very beautiful scenery worth the time. Plus you get to see Thor’s Hammer

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Tess W.
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Hiked from Sunrise Point and did the Navajo Loop. Switch backs were so neat but difficult and tiring to get up. Gorgeous views would recommend!

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Ava Schwarz
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BEAUTIFUL! Switchbacks to get back up are hard, of course, but it is worth it!! Start in the AM as it can get crowded, and follow the park’s social distancing suggestions of how to do the loop (clockwise). a great hike that isn’t too tough but still gets you to the canyon floor

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Pedro Almeida
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Nathan Dawson
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Absolutely stunning amazing views and the queens garden was amazing of how the rock formation was so similar to the statue. We did Navaho Loop, Queens Garden, Peekaboo Loop and Wall Street. Was a long hike but got to see everything in one trip.

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Kov RJ
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amazing views!!!

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Katherine Hoblitt
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Amazing views. In a lot of ways I prefer Bryce over Zion. This hike is short and packs in the amazing views. Although coming back up is steep, it ends before it becomes too unbearable. Highly highly recommend this hike.

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CJ C
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Crazy elevation, beautiful

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Marisa Ruch
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Amazing views! Take the path to the right first, towards Wall Street. There are switchbacks on both paths, but the Wall Street path is a steeper incline, so it is much easier to go down than up. Took about an hour at a moderate pace and stopping to take hundreds of photos.

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Elizabeth Lamontagne
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Amazing!

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drew stanley
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Love this hike I’ve done it twice, but I accidentally went the shorter way, remember your route before you go, it gets a bit confusing at parts and it’s a bit crowded. Bring LOTS OF WATER, even if you’re doing the short version, it’s still super hot during the day.

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Jason Oyler
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It was a very crowded Sunday afternoon on the trail but that was expected on Labor Day weekend. Even with the crowds and record heat the views on the Navajo Loop/Wall Street are spectacular!

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Ashley Brice
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Hannah Lardner
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Great views! Steep walk up. Very crowded.

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