Queens Garden Navajo Loop

Navajo LoopWelcome to the WORLDS GREATEST 3 mile hike.

That’s what it says in the pamphlet anyways. I have to say though it is definitely a contender.

This hike is one of Bryce Canyons most popular paths. It is a combination of the Queens Garden trail and the Navajo Loop trail. It gives you some of the most interesting views in the park and is not too long nor strenuous, that is until you get to Navajo Loop.

Queens Garden

An interesting fact about Bryce is that many of the trails, for example Queens Garden, don’t actually start of the top of the canyon. The Queens Garden hike actually begins .8 miles down the trail. The beginning part is  the dissension into the canyon. From that point on is the hike and it is an awesome one.

The trail takes you through a maze of phantasmal hoodoo’s with each new turn something new and exciting. Really there are few words that can describe it. But it is safe to say this is an awesome section of the hike. There is one spot I did not go see and that was the  hoodoo known as Queen Victoria. I will on my next go around. But for right now, here are some awesome pictures to hold your apatite for right now.

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Navajo Loop

The Navajo Loop is a quick 2 mile round trip if you focus only on this hike alone, but most people combine it with the Queens Garden thus completing the WORLDS GREATEST 3 mile hike. The hike begins at Sunset Point and drops straight down from here.

When beginning the hike, you have two directions you can take. The left trail takes you by Thor’s Hammer and the right takes you down to some of the coolest looking canyon with tree’s in it in the park. Once you get out of the steep dissent the trail flattens out and meets up and completes the loop.

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Upon finishing the hike and climbing out of the canyon you will discover that you are not by your car. One hike begins at Sunrise Point, the other at Sunset Point. The hike will end at one of these points depending on the direction taken. Since you are not at your vehicle, simply follow the Rim Trail back to your car. It is only 1/2 mile between the points, making a great end to a great day.

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