Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
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2.9-mile hiking trail that leads to rock formations shaped like Queen Victoria and her garden.
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Jenn Nolen
Saint Louis, MO238 contributions
Challenging, But Worth It!
May 2021
This was an amazing hike!

You'll park at the top near the restrooms and then hike down into the canyon, follow the canyon floor for a bit, and then hike back up creating a loop that brings you back to the parking lot.

The paths down and up are a series of switchbacks, but they're still pretty intense. The most difficult part was on the descent due to all of the loose rock and dirt. My oldest slipped and fell twice. I wish we'd had walking sticks for a bit of stability.

On the way back up, you have the option of walking a short out-and-back trail to the Queen's Garden. There are some cool rock formations to look at and the whole thing will only take about 15 minutes.

The ascent is strenuous, but the paths are nice and wide and there are benches and places to rest so don't let it deter you too much. Drink water and take plenty of breaks.

If you think you're up for it and you have older kids or teens, this is the perfect hike for them. Lots of visual interest and excitement and just a hint of danger. They'll love it!
Written 10 June 2021
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Vitamin_Vito
Raleigh, NC782 contributions
Beautiful Hike!
Jun 2021 • Couples
This was a beautiful hike which is a loop. Rating is moderate skill. There is quite a bit of uphill climbs but the easier way is to take the left fork in the road. You might have some labored breathing when going uphill. Remember your elevation is much higher than you might be used to so breathing is more difficult. Take breaks and bring plenty of water.
Written 6 June 2021
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George S
Miami Beach, FL826 contributions
The best hike in Bryce
Jun 2021 • Family
A great hike between Sunrise and Sunset Points. We started at Sunrise taking the Queens Garden trail and opted for the Wall Street trail, exiting at Sunset Point. It is a moderate hike especially the switch backs at the Wall Street end. Took around 3 hours. About 3 miles in length. Highly recommended.
Written 4 June 2021
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Bubba1202
Orlando, FL228 contributions
Best. Hike. Ever
May 2021
We spent two weeks in Southern Utah and this was our absolute favorite hike. The views were changing around every corner
Written 1 June 2021
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James C
Lancaster, CA229 contributions
Down and up, just like the stock market.
May 2021
Our country has so many beautiful places to see to include Bryce Canyon, Utah. My wife and I did a 1.9 mile hike and although elevation dips were little difficult plus the thin air at 8,000 feet, the views were well worth the hike.All Trails app said go down Navajo loop first and finish at Queens Garden and so glad we did people were struggling on the switchbacks. Like the stock market, what goes down must come up! Highly recommend!
Written 11 May 2021
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Amber O
Melrose, MA85 contributions
Beautiful Trail
Apr 2021
We wanted to hike Wall Street but it wasn't open yet so we took the loop starting at the switchbacks on the Navajo side and ended with Queens Garden. It was a beautiful and scenic hike on a well-traveled path with moderately steep sections. Go early in the day for lighter crowds.
Written 11 May 2021
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MikeB1952
Colorado Springs, CO870 contributions
A Hike to a Magical Place
Apr 2021
We'd done this hike before. It’s the most popular hike in the Canyon. We could tell. There were quite a few people on the trail. There are actually two trails, the Queens Garden Trail beginning at the rim and ending at the Navajo Loop Trail. The Navajo Loop trail is just that, a loop that begins and ends at the rim. But, with icy trails, half of it is closed. So it really isn’t a loop today. So, the trail begins at the rim and descends down into the Canyon floor. As we walked, we were accompanied and surrounded by all sorts of colorful Hoodoos. They were pretty magnificent. The trail is really steep at both ends. Down in the Canyon bottom, if levels out and actually gets a bit out of the hoodoo features and a bit into a tall forest. But that doesn’t last for long. We began with Queens Garden Trail. It is a long, rather steep descent to the Canyon. Attaching to the Navajo Loop Trail, the path begins an inexorable incline culminating with a series of switchbacks. Since we’re all tired, the end of the trail feels more strenuous. A good workout for the legs, lungs and heart!

OBTW - we're in our late 60s and 70s and made it. Just take it slowly. And have lots of water.
Written 28 April 2021
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tjnels
Lanesboro, MN286 contributions
amazing hike
Apr 2021
This is a great hike to see the hoodoos up close and also have gorgeous views over the canyon. The trail is busy but still worth a visit.
Written 27 April 2021
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ekelleman88
Hammond, IN125 contributions
A great hike through the hoodoos
Apr 2021 • Solo
I would say this is a must hike. It starts/ends at Sunrise and Sunset points which are two of the most popular viewpoints. The beginning and end of the loop has a steep incline/decline, but the rest of the hike is relatively easy. You get to see so many different hoodoos. The hike takes about 60-90 minutes depending on how quickly you move.
Written 20 April 2021
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StanOrlo
32 contributions
Great Hike
Apr 2021
It's a great hike, incredible scenery. Just be aware that it's a long steep climb to get into the valley then to get out but it was definitely worth it.
Written 20 April 2021
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