Queen's Garden + Navajo Loop


Hiking the Queen's Garden + Navajo Loop is one of the most top things to do in Bryce Canyon, taking you to some of the best views and rock formations in the park.

The Basics

Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 649 feet Difficulty: Moderate

Is it one or two trails?

While the hike is technically comprised of two separate trails, most people choose to do a loop combining both trails, allowing for the best views and iconic experience.

Which direction?

Most people hike the Queen's Garden + Navajo Loop in a clockwise direction - this is also recommended by the park staff.

Best Time to Hike

Doing the hike during spring, summer, or fall is best. Start earlier in the day to avoid crowds and heat. While hiking in the winter offers a unique experience, some parts of the trail may be closed.

Sunrise Point

Start the Queen's Garden + Navajo Loop hike at Sunrise Point. This is one of the best views in the park and one of the top things to do in Bryce Canyon.

Queen's Garden

From here, you will descend onto the floor of the Bryce Amphitheater. When you get to the bottom, you will come to a junction - continue onto the Navajo Loop fro here.

Navajo Loop

This portion of the trail requires a steep ascent through Wall Street - but here, you will see why this is considered one of the best Bryce Canyon hikes.

Sunset Point

The hike ends at Sunset Point, another one of the park's best viewpoints and one of the best things to do in Bryce Canyon.