Queens Garden Navajo Loop Trail
ElevationAscent: 615' 187 m
Descent: -615' -187 m
High: 7,983' 2,433 m
Low: 7,421' 2,262 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)
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“At about 3 miles, this loop is a moderate challenge with tremendously rewarding views & hoodoos.”— Megan W
Family Friendly There are some steep grades and edges where you have to keep an eye on this kids, but this loop is a great option for a family due to its easy access, relatively moderate grades, and great views
Back on the main trail, cross washes and pass through 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. Take the eastern half of the Navajo Loop Trail northwest (back toward the rim). This eastern half of the Navajo Loop is also called "Two Bridges" for the double arch visible in the distance. Climb up a wooded slope as the cliff walls get taller and closer as you ascend. After a very steep section of switchbacks, the Thor's Hammer formation appears (big block on a skinny pinnacle). Continue up through open terrain until reaching the junction with the Rim Trail at Sunset Point.
To complete the Queens Garden Navajo Loop Trail, turn right on the Rim Trail heading north. After nearly a mile on this flat paved path, your journey ends back at Sunset Point.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Bryce Canyon National Park