Queens Garden Trail

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#2 of 19 trails in Bryce Canyon National Park
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Queens Garden Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bryce Canyon City, UT that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.8 miles 82 feet Point to Point
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Queens Garden is the easiest trail that descends below Bryce Canyon's Rim. The trailhead is at Sunrise Point and you can hike down and back out OR connect with Navajo Loop Trail for a longer hike. Formations seen include Queens Castle and Queen Victoria. Trail extends 1.7 miles one way. Total elevation ascent/descent is only 320 feet. Most people take 1-2 hours to hike 1-way. Distance between Sunrise and Sunset points on paved rim is .5 mile. The Navajo Loop Trail also drops down into the amphitheater. It passes through "Wall Street," a narrow switchbacked slot between sheer cliffs, with towering Douglas fir trees growing along the trail. It 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. Combining the Navajo Loop with the Queens Garden Trail, hike for 2.9 miles, looping from Sunrise to Sunset points. Combined trail ascent/descent of 580 ft. Recommend starting at Sunset Point (Navaho Trail) b/c slope up to Sunrise more gradual/easier. Most take 2-3 hrs. The combination has been called the Worlds Best 3-Mile Hike.

Levi T.
13 days ago

Do as much of the canyon as you can. This trail is worth adding to the list every turn provides a new view.

Mitch Brooks
26 days ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

Cale Shipman
1 month ago

8 Completed0 Reviews

Give yourself plenty of time to stop and enjoy the incredible views. Trail itself is quite wide in most spots and is a rather gentle incline going down and back. Hoodoos of every shape and color.

John Whitehill
1 month ago

36 Completed0 Reviews

Carolyn Younce
3 months ago

29 Completed3 Reviews

Jason Ethridge
4 months ago

24 Completed18 Reviews

Combined this trail with the Navajo Loop Trail, but did it the hard way, from Sunrise to Sunset. Going up Wall Street is tough.

Jason Ethridge
4 months ago

24 Completed18 Reviews

Shawn Plafker
7 months ago

15 Completed3 Reviews

John Beals
7 months ago

19 Completed4 Reviews

We did a combination of the Queens Garden connected to the Peekaboo canyon trail and finished up on the Wall street section of the Navajo trail. It was about 6.5 miles and took about 3.5 to 4 hours. It was an exceptional way to see all the hoodoos up close. We couldn't stop taking pictures at every turn. Definitely worth doing and it is not a strenuous hike.

Bert Hui
7 months ago

20 Completed13 Reviews

Amazing views! Paired this hike with another loop along the Navajo Loop. The teo combined together really do make up the "best three mile hike in the world"! I put that in quotes because this is what's advertised around Bryce Canyon if visitors have limited time to spend there as the must-see attraction.

Most people see the hoodoos from the various trails looking from the top. Queens trail gives hikers the ability to walk down amongst the hoodoo and really see them up close and personal, sometimes at eye-level. Highly recommend!

Alicia Devero
9 months ago

53 Completed29 Reviews

One of the most amazing and breath taking rock formations I have seen so far. Hard to call it an ambitious hike since it is catered to tourists of various age and ability, but considering hour to hour weather changes and snow showers happening even in July it maybe a challenge at any time of the year after all. It is equally amazing looking at it from the top of the ridge as it is mesmerizing when you look at the HooDoos from the bottom of the canyon. With a clear blue sky the contrast between the trees, orange rocks and the blue sky is breath taking.
Wall Street was closed at the time when we hiked this trail, but we have heard it is worth it.

Kathy K.
9 months ago

Holy Moly, Bryce Canyon is an incredible area. The shear beauty AND cliffs. The vistas following the rim are stunning. THEN we took The Queen's Garden Trail…Amazing is all I can say. Photos can't capture the blue of the sky, the different shades of red, the height of the Hoodoos or the depth of the canyon. You just have to go to believe!

Sarah Mackey
11 months ago

23 Completed22 Reviews

I liked this trail, I only walked part of it due to time! Its great if you want to see the hoodoos and it loops into other trails! Making it easy if you want a long or short hike!

Jason Wilson
1 year ago

95 Completed40 Reviews

Classic hike into Bryce Canyon, worth the visit and effort. The Queen's Garden is excellent with a wonderful likeness of Queen Victoria. Can't wait to get back to Bryce.

Alan Benson
1 year ago

16 Completed14 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
1 year ago

43 Completed36 Reviews

Matt Nolan
1 year ago

38 Completed35 Reviews

Frank Jacks
1 year ago

68 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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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.