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Queens Garden Trail

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Length


1.6 Miles 2.5 Kilometers


103' 31 m

Ascent

-608' -185 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

7,989' 2,435 m

High

7,420' 2,262 m

Low

Shared By Megan W

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Snowy History

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

Megan W

Dogs No Dogs

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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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Jan 17, 2019
Lenny Draheim
Nov 23, 2018
Chris W
Nov 3, 2018
Shawn Shivnen
Oct 13, 2018
Heidi Barker
Sep 1, 2018
Sean Cocca
The trail starts at Sunrise Point and descends very quickly. Once you make the descent, the path is fairly flat. 1.6mi
Aug 18, 2018
Damon Noland
Jun 30, 2018
Suchita Mujumdar
Jun 11, 2018
Thomas Hunt

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 14 votes

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in Ampitheater

#308

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#3

in Ampitheater

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in Utah

#308

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