How to Hike It
The loop is created by combining the Queen's Garden Trail (which descends from Sunrise Point) with the Navajo Loop Trail (which descends from Sunset Point). Whether you begin at Sunset or Sunrise Point, we recommend hiking this loop in a clockwise direction: going down the Queen's Garden Trail and up the Navajo Loop Trail. The reason for this is threefold: first, the Queen's Garden Trail provides much wider views of the Bryce Amphitheater, and by choosing to descend it you can enjoy these views out in front of you (rather than losing them over your shoulder as you trudge upwards). Second, the Queen's Garden is less steep than the Navajo Loop, making descents safer (most injuries happen on the way down a trail). Finally, it's nice to have everyone hiking in the same direction, which can help the trail to feel less busy.
Wall Street Winter Closures
The Two Bridges side of the Navajo Loop is open year-round, however the Wall Street side is closed in months when precipitation combines with freezing overnight temperatures. This combination is possible year-round, but visitors should use the Two Bridges side in winter.
Elevation Profile for the Queen's / Navajo Combination Loop depicting a clockwise hike (down the Queen's Garden Trail and up the Navajo Loop's Two Bridges side).
Last updated: March 3, 2021