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Queens Garden Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 103' 31 m
Descent: -608' -185 m
High: 7,989' 2,435 m
Low: 7,420' 2,262 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

Although still challenging, this is the easiest way to get below the rim and view hoodoos up close.

Megan W

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Family Friendly While there are some steep sections, this trail has some man-made tunnels and the opportunity to see many hoodoos and spires and the Queen Victoria formation.

Because of its exposed slopes, this trail becomes snow-free earlier than many other area trails. Often fully accessible from April to November.

Description

Prepare to be amazed by this magical trip through otherworldly rock formations. This popular trail can be crowded, especially at the top, but the throngs often thin out in the lower reaches. From Sunrise Point, drop into the canyon along a steep but wide trail along a ridgeline. Weave down through towering multicolored spires and past sparsely wooded areas. The most sweeping views occur at the top, but as you descend, the cliffs and hoodoos encroach. After a series of switchbacks and a few man-made tunnels, the descent eases considerably. Proceed through a ravine with multicolored hoodoos galore. Take the short spur to see the Queen Victoria formation - she's in the center viewing the spired garden around her.

Back on the main trail, cross washes and forest over mostly level ground. Contour around the base of a large cliff formation before reaching a trail junction with the Navajo Loop and Peekaboo - Navajo Connector. The Queens Garden Trail officially ends here, but many nice loops can be constructed from this point.

Bring yaktrax or other foot traction for winter travel. Some people with a fear of heights have reported feeling nervous in some parts. Keep kids away from the edges.

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Check-Ins

Sep 14, 2019
Matthias Vandeperre
Jul 23, 2019
Martijn de Hen
Vervolg van de Navajo trail terug omhoog
Jul 21, 2019
Sharon Watts
Jul 20, 2019
Hongfei Zhou
Jun 11, 2019
Mike Jones
Jun 10, 2019
Bruce Miao
1.8mi — 1h 30m
Jun 8, 2019
Christopher McCoy
Stunning and crowded 3.2mi
Jun 4, 2019
Morgan Sundberg

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 26 votes

#2

in Ampitheater

#142

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#2

in Ampitheater

#19

in Utah

#142

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Photos

Bryce Canyon overlook
Jan 14, 2016 near Panguitch, UT
Sunrise Point.
Sep 3, 2015 near Panguitch, UT
Bryce Canyon National Park.
Oct 31, 2016 near Panguitch, UT
Hoodoos.
Jul 6, 2016 near Panguitch, UT
Bryce Canyon winter sunset.
Mar 2, 2016 near Panguitch, UT
Views from the Queen's Garden Trail
Feb 28, 2016 near Panguitch, UT

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