Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
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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Jennifer T
Grand Junction, CO698 contributions
Sep 2020
If you do just one trail in the park I would suggest doing this one. To me it is a out of this world unique experience that you may not experience anywhere else.

I would strongly recommend going down Wall Street (starting at Sunset Point) on the Navajo and coming up Queens Garden at Sunrise. The trail down Wall Street descends quickly and rangers day they get reports of a lot of ankle injuries doing this way. But the footing is sure (packed down trail) and descends via switchbacks so if you take your time you should not have issues. Conversely the ascend up Wall Street can be a killer if you are not ti great shape and used to the 8000 ft altitude air. Ascending is more gradual if you return the Queen's Garden route.

The hoodoos and difference formations are just everywhere you turn was you descent Wall Street. I heard more "wows" from people on this trail than any where else I have been. We started on a Tuesday in early September. There were a number of hikers in the first section but it was never crowded and as you walked further along the trail the hikers were much more spaced out.

The total distance is about 3 miles and 600 ft altitude rise. If you have hiking sticks they are helpful although I walked it with out them and did fine.
Written September 9, 2020
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ELKW
United States11,537 contributions
Jun 2019
We take about 2 hours to finish the trail, we go with 2 young kids (3 & 6), for some portion, you need to take your kid’s hand (esp. the younger one, need to take his hand all the time), to avoid any accident, because there is no fence, it will be seriously hurt if you drop off from the trail). People suggest to walk the trail in the early morning to avoid heat sun, we go there at about 8:30am, and finish in 2 hours, still not much sun light can reach the hoodoos, so it’s fine, but after 10am, there will be increasing number of tour groups, so I also suggest better go there earlier to avoid large crowd. In this combination loop trail, you can get 2 benchmark of “I hike the hoodoos”. There is no toilet along this trail, so better go restroom before the hike.
We start the trail at sunrise point, and end up in sunset point, when we walked up to the sunset point, there should be s route, the “2 bridges” and “the wall street”, but as the road of “2 bridges” is closed at the time we went, we need to walk up the “wall street”, it’s steep and narrow, and has wall on both side, for me (have knee pains if hike long) it’s better to walk up the wall street rather than walk down, as you know walk down the slope or stairs hurt the knees much more, I am ok with the walk up, but not ok if walk too much downwards. Although it’s more hard to walk up stairs/steep slope, but less hurt to the knees. So it you don’t want your knees to be hurt so much, I suggest you start at sunrise point, then walk up to the sunset point. From sunset point, you can either take shuttle to go back to sunrise point to get back to your car, or walk the rim trail back to sunrise point, the trail is paved, easy to walk (it takes about half hour to walk between the sunrise and sunset point, with some photo taking during the walk).
Written April 17, 2020
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kevan j
Norman, OK1,140 contributions
Nov 2021
We did the loop starting at Sunset Point, went along the Rim Trail to Sunrise Point, at which point we turned down into the canyon on the Queen's Garden Trail. We followed this trail through to the the Queen's Garden Spur, checked out the garden (awesome) and finished by hiking down to the junction of the Navajo Trail which we took back up to the rim at Sunset Point. A couple of comments on the trail.

1. This is probably the most popular trail in the park. While it is magnificent, there are more people on it. We were there in early November, but there were still enough people to make us wish we had done the Peekaboo Trail instead.

2. I would recommend doing this trail clockwise as that makes it steeper climbing out than going down. I prefer this as going down is harder on the knees.

3. I cannot begin to describe all the cool formations along this trail. We saw hoodoos, natural bridges, tunnels...wow!
Written November 9, 2021
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Mike P
Detroit, MI77 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We parked our car at sunset point at 7:15am and there might have been 20 cars parked (Sunday morning). There was plenty of parking. After enjoying the breath taking views we started our hike around 7:40am in a clockwise direction. The descent was gradual and very easy. What a beautiful hike on a cool morning Sunday. We’ve been on plenty of hikes, none like this. Every turn and switchback offered something new. You’ve got to do both the queen and Navajo loop trails. Unfortunately for us, Wall Street was washed out so we couldn’t add that hike but that was our plan. If traveling clockwise, the last 25 min of the hike is steep. We are all in good shape and went slow and steady while taking pics to rest and did just fine. Folks with hip and knee issues might want to use hiking sticks to help get up the trail. We brought enough water and snacks to get us thru. Took about 1:36 to finish. Would have been longer with Wall Street. Very easy and enjoyable hike. If it was closer to our vrbo we’d have done it again.
Written July 18, 2021
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Trisha
Fair Lawn, NJ566 contributions
May 2021
We reached the park before dawn, it was cold and dark so we stayed in the warm car watching a family of deer grazing. When the twilight of the first sun rays started to appear we rushed to the sunset point, yes that's right the sunset point has the best viewing for the sunrise. We experienced a magical sunrise changing the landscape of Bryce Canyon as the sun rays hit the hoodoos liquid gold pouring over this land. After watching the sunrise we entered the Navajo Loop Trail from Sunset Point towards Queen’s Garden but first detouring through Wall Street and connecting to Queen's Garden Trail finishing at Sunrise Point. Every turn was absolutely stunning! We walked back along the Rim Trail to our car at Sunset Point. The whole hike has an elevation change of 600 feet (183 m).
Written January 22, 2022
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Gdax
Gulf Breeze, FL234 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Can’t say more than what’s been said. I would say make you get a good luck from the top at Sunrise and Sunset before you hike down. The perspective from the top compared to the bottom is what’s most amazing.

We started at Sunrise then descended down Queens. Make sure you find the short forks to Queen Victoria and Two Bridges. They are very short paths to give you a close up look at the respective hoodoos.

Wall Street was closed for the season so had to come up Two Bridges path. Trade off for missing Wall Street was that we were only ones on trail most of the time. We started early 7:30ish and the temp was 32°. I had a jacket and 2 base layer shirts when I started. I lost the jacket at sunrise before the descent, then one of the top base layers at the bottom.

Saw 2 or 3 other groups coming down and in the garden then some more as we acended out.
Written November 18, 2021
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JamieHtravels
Wisconsin418 contributions
Sep 2020
We hiked this trail starting at Sunrise Point and ending in Sunset point and I'm really glad we did it. It gave us a full view of the amphitheater, took us down into the canyons, amongst the hoodoos, into the woods, and back up to the rim. I hiked it with my 65 year old mom and felt it was good for anyone in reasonable health and ability. Of course bring sunscreen, a hat, water, and snacks.
Written October 1, 2020
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Alexa
Las Vegas, NV106 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Amazing hike!! Went through to the Navajo Loop then it turned into the Queens Garden. We hiked for about 4 miles, but we were prepared. Highly recommend bringing tons of water and to have tons of energy (parts contain going up hill with switchbacks and it gets tiring). Overall, adventurous and beautiful hike!!
Written June 21, 2021
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David S
SeaTac, WA138 contributions
Sep 2020
The very kind park ranger at the entrance gate suggested starting our hike at Sunrise point and ending at Sunset point. We were very glad we followed her advice, as the descent into the canyon from Sunrise was not too bad. Once at the bottom, we thoroughly enjoyed being amongst the pines. Marveling at the views and walls and hoodoos from the ground up is amazing. We followed the trail to Queens garden and then up and out through Navajo.. What waited for us on the trail up and out was Wall Street. Words cannot describe this section. I felt like we were in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie set in the Sinai. Just amazing and going up and out to Sunset point was, we felt much easier especially with the added bonus of Wall Street on the way. I think if you go the other way (Sunset to Sunrise) you get the surprises way too quickly. Just my opinion of course.
Written September 28, 2020
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Ringo317
Hilton Head, SC82 contributions
Jun 2021
Incredible hike. Parked by the horse corral and only one other car. We arrived at the park around 7:00 pm. Did the loop from sunrise to sunset point and we only saw a couple of other groups. We went to Inspiration Point to watch the sunset and that wasn't as crowded as it was at Sunset Point.
Written June 19, 2021
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