Navajo Loop Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce, Utah 84764

Navajo Loop Bryce Canyon National Park

Navajo Loop (Bryce Canyon National Park) Professional Review and Guide

"This popular trail makes a short 1- to 2-hour loop from the rim at Sunset Point down to the floor of Bryce Canyon. The trail visits favorite hoodoo formations such as Wall Street, Twin Bridges, and Thor’s Hammer.

From Sunset Point the trail immediately descends along a paved path with safety railings along the edges. After about 100 feet the railing ends and the path splits, wit two trails heading off to the right (south) and one trail heading off to the left (east). The left hand path is the eastern leg of the Navajo Loop. The two right-hand paths consist of an upper and a lower trail."

Navajo Loop (Bryce Canyon National Park) Reviews

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7/8/2009
Wall Street is incredible. This is a great hike for the entire family. You can't take a bad picture here. Truly an amazing work of nature. If you only have one hike to do in Bryce, this is it.
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7/8/2009
This hike was unique and a lot of fun. Not too challenging, but not an "easy" hike either. Loved the hoodoo formations!
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3/7/2009
Spectacular! There was a light dusting of snow on everything, which made the nuances of the rock stand out. The hike took me longer than it should have for the distance and difficulty; I felt compelled to stop every 25 feet or so to gape at the natural beauty and take pictures. A terrific blend of solitude (only 1 other group of hikers on the Navajo), scenery, and difficulty (lots of switchbacks). 5 stars.
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9/16/2008
We descended the trail via the sunset trail to the Queens Garden Trail then up the Navajo Loop. The visuals were indescribable. Pictures don't do the scenery justice. Coming up the Navajo Loop to Wall Street was a challenging bunch of switchbacks that ascended to around 700 feet. OMG it was worth it.
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4/19/2008
During the descent, it was cold and muddy. However, it was quite rewarding after the first (and wet) half was completed. We saw quite a bit of wildlife. I would recommend checking trail conditions ahead of time when planning on hiking this trail during the Spring season as our shoes were a mess with all of the mud. Very, very rewarding!
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9/10/2007
We went on the half of the loop that goes by Wallstreet and can't comment on the other half. This trail is awesome, though we only had to come up it having hiked down the Queen's Garden trail (I would highly recommend this approach rather than coming up Queen's). The narrows and the trees growing up through the hoodoos was truly awesome. The scale of it is tremendous. Bear in mind, as you climb back up to the top through all the switchbacks, that my 3-year-old climbed to the top by herself and without stopping.
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4/5/2007
Be aware that the Wall Street half of the Navajo loop is closed, due to a rockfall that occurred in May 2006. The NPS expects to begin work in spring 2007 to clear the debris, but we saw no evidence of this in early April 2007. We descended from Sunset Point and did the Queen's Garden loop, ascending the canyon at Sunrise Point (this is supposed to be the "easier" hike up). A note on the Queen Victoria hoodoo: my great aunt toured Bryce Canyon in the 1920's and her guidebook shows a vastly different formation than the one we see today... back in the day, it really DID look like Queen Victoria. Truly a testament to the fragile nature of Bryce Canyon -- enjoy it while you can! This has to be the most "personal" of canyons in the West. Really enjoyable for kids.
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9/9/2004
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10/6/2001
This is a scenic/short hike and attracts lots of visitors. Good close up views of Bryces best. This is a steep hike but the trail is maintained. Its listed as moderate. You can also connect to Peekaboo trail and make this a 5 mi trip if you want to. Worth the effort.
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6/16/2000
Instead of hiking the entire Navajo trail loop, my family & I started the hike at Sunrise Point, following the Queen's Garden trail. The downward path to the base of the canyon is rather steep and but it is well-maintained. There is not much shade, so bring some water/Gatorade especially in warmer months (1-2 quarts per person would probably be enough). The scenery along the trail is beautiful ... we saw many interesting hoodoos from the trail. (Yes, we even spotted the "Queen Victoria" hoodoo, thanks to a plaque placed by NPS.) There is a short connecting trail that connects Queen's Garden trail to Navajo trail. We opted to hike the shorter leg of the loop trail (0.6 miles to Sunset Point). There is some shade along the trail (due to the pine trees and tall cliffs), but the upward hike is quite steep -- especially at the multiple switchbacks near the end of the trail. There are several interesting formations on this leg of the Navajo trail -- Two Bridges, Thor's Hammer and The Sentinel are some of the more famous ones. This hike is of moderate difficulty (somewhat challenging but very manageable). The best part was that we had the opportunity to see the hoodoos up close and get a real feel of Bryce Canyon. To finish the hike, we took a rim trail from Sunset Point to Sunrise Point.
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Trail Information

Bryce
Nearby City
1.4
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
April-October
Season
Bryce Canyon National Park
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