Navajo Loop Trail

MODERATE 470 reviews

Navajo Loop Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bryce, Utah that features a great forest setting 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

forest

views

no shade

no dogs

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
23 hours 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
3 days ago

Nice, short trail. We ran this trail on our arrival day to get a first impression of Bryce Canyon. Good, closed shoes are recommended. The trail was quite busy in the afternoon (around 3:30 pm).

hiking
3 days ago

Bryce Canyon hike

hiking
4 days ago

Definitely not as crowded as Zion. Interesting rock formations. Not difficult, some shade, breeze.

hiking
5 days ago

Great hike a little bit hard but great views

hiking
12 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous and a very easy hike.

hiking
12 days ago

This trail was so much fun! We took it counter-clockwise, going down Wall Street first. The hike itself was fun with the tight, step-like switchbacks. Once we got to the bottom, the cave provides a cool shelter and a fun area to explore and rest a bit. The hike then to the other side is very easy (although a bit dull). The hike back up is more traditional switchbacks and is a bit challenging. It provides great views of the canyon once you reach the top. Before it gets too difficult, you're already there.

hiking
12 days ago

Hiked down to take pics of the Two Bridges then went up Wall Street for the second time in two days. Worth the effort.

hiking
13 days ago

Gorgeous views! Moderate because of the elevation change. Be prepared for a steep climb out.

hiking
rocky
15 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

View is amazing, tough coming up but worth it!

hiking
20 days ago

Great little trail

hiking
22 days ago

Great work out, amazing views

hiking
1 month ago

super fun trail and pretty easy overall. It definitely gets busy.

hiking
1 month ago

Do this in the evening for amazing sunset colors. One of my favorite trails of all time. 1-2 hours.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail in the middle of the hoodoos

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail but crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

I lived the trail! So beautiful..

recorded Navajo Loop Trail

hiking
2 months ago

steep and hot going back up but super worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

If you only have time to do one hike in Bryce do this. Very crowded with tourists, especially those unprepared for the elevation change.

hiking
2 months ago

Shaded in some areas. Great views of the hoodoos. Go early as there are lots of tourists. Short hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Could only do Wallstreet side out & back, but it was beautiful. LOTS of tourists creating jams because they were taking 8000 pics of them and their crew along the way down and again back up.

hiking
2 months ago

The Wallstreet side of the trail is open. Had a great hike. I tied this into Peekaboo and Queens Garden

mountain biking
blowdown
muddy
snow
2 months ago

Stay north of the lake for biking. south side had trees obstructing trail every 50 yds. no flow!

hiking
2 months ago

thors hammer and two bridgesidewas close for rock fall

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing!

4 months ago

wonderful hike when open. go early and bring water and snacks and sunblock

hiking
closed
4 months ago

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