Queens Garden Trail

#2 of 19 trails in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Queens Garden Trail is a 6.6 mile loop trail located in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

There is a 2.2 mile option that starts-ends at Sunrise-Sunset points, with a 0.5 mile rim trail connector. Winter hiking may require snow shoe or shoe chains.

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Alan Benson (326)

11 Completed10 Reviews

My favorite hoodoo hike. Beautiful forms that take the shape of your imagination. We connected this route to the end of the Navajo Loop trail.

Michele Whisenhunt (746)

36 Completed34 Reviews

Matt Nolan (577)

31 Completed31 Reviews

Frank Jacks (442)

69 Completed24 Reviews

A nice hike which gives a good view of the HooDoos and gives one a better idea of the park. Coming out is steep. Have hike it about 10 times.

Caitlin Mottet Olsen (201)

6 Completed6 Reviews

My husband and I did the Sunrise-Sunset hike. It was incredible steep and it took us some time to get back up. It was a gorgeous hike with plenty of photo opportunities. Be sure to bring plenty of water and a snack and take your time.

Leslie Shimasaki-Kung (1601)

31 Completed19 Reviews

I only did the ascending portion of this trail, since we connected up with it after descending on the Navajo Loop. Great views of hoodoos from above and below. The Queen Victoria rock was neat and just a short spur off the main trail to see it. There are some great opportunities for panoramic shots and unique viewpoints that you don't see when standing at the rim. Connect it with the Navajo Loop for a great view of the best of Bryce. The climb is somewhat steep, but easier than some of the other trails. Take your time to catch your breath and just soak in the beauty that surrounds you. This trail gets pretty crowded, so go early.

Kgh Sf (423)

9 Completed6 Reviews

There's not much too add. It's one of Utah's Premier hikes, and there is so much to see that It can fill in the whole afternoon. Pack a lunch &/or some snacks and get there as early as you can for the best light! Despite the ~8000 ft elevation you really only huffing and puffing on your way back up to the rim, so it's OK for kids too.

Daniel Riley (7164)

124 Completed117 Reviews

For winter hiking, wear snow boots with chains for added traction. If planning on making a loop with the Navajo Loop trail, I'd suggested starting at Sunset Point and going counter-clockwise. It'll be easier than trying to slog your way up Navajo trail.

Robert Bell (699)

28 Completed20 Reviews

Such a beautiful trail. You really need extra time to take in everything here. Do not rush like I did. Bryce Canyon is so special and this is one of the perfect hikes to do it on. The elevation was difficult for me but you get used to it. Bring lots of water and a walking stick or trekking pole.

Bill Watson (37531)

549 Completed183 Reviews

We started very early at Sunrise and watched the sun awake and cast its light into the amphitheater creating a cacophony of shadows and light rays on the oranges, reds and yellows of the Bryce rock formations. We then drove up to Sunset Point and wandered down the Navajo trail to the left a quarter mile, then back up to start down Wall Street to the right, through the skyscrapers and out along the river, and then connected with the Queen's Garden trail. We looked upon Victoria in all her splendor, and explored her garden, climbing up along the hoodoos and realizing we weren't supposed to climb up into the garden, but just to admire it. We climbed back up along the Queen's Garden trail to Sunrise point and then walked the Rim trail back to Sunset point. It was truly a DisneyWorld experience, highly recommended as this is the flagship hike in Bryce!

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