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Queen's Garden Trail, UT

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,957 feet
Elevation Gain -320 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1-2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 3.6
Backpack No
varies or not certain dogs are allowed
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7  2018-07-31
Sunrise Point to Sunset Point Rim Trail
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15  2017-10-25
Bryce Canyon National Park Trails
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31  2017-09-20
Bryce Figure 8 Combination
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15  2017-09-18 Uncharted
28  2017-09-05
Bryce Canyon National Park Trails
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18  2016-11-07
Queen's Garden/Navajo Loop UT
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15  2016-06-20
Navajo Loop
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7  2014-11-29 Lucyan
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Preferred   Sep, May, Jun, Oct → Any
Seasons   ALL
Sun  7:08am - 5:18pm
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Sunrise Point to Sunset Point Rim Trail
Sunrise Point to Sunset Point Rim Trail
0.0 mi away
0.7 mi
50 ft
Sunset Campground
0.3 mi away
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop
0.5 mi away
5.5 mi
540 ft
Navajo Loop
Navajo Loop
0.6 mi away
1.5 mi
553 ft
Fairyland Loop Trail
Fairyland Loop Trail
1.6 mi away
8.2 mi
1,560 ft
Under-the-Rim Trail
1.8 mi away
22.9 mi
Tropic Trail
Tropic Trail
2.1 mi away
1.8 mi
600 ft
Ruby
Ruby's Inn Lake Loop
2.9 mi away
1.3 mi
25 ft
Mossy Cave
Mossy Cave
3.8 mi away
0.7 mi
25 ft
Swamp Canyon Connecting Trail
5.0 mi away
1.0 mi
500 ft
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by iheartmonster

This trail starts from the Sunrise Point Observation parking lot in Bryce Canyon National Park. It's touted as the easiest one into the canyon. Once you arrive at the parking lot, follow the signs for the Sunrise Observation Area. Past the Horse Trail, there is a sign pointing up a hill that points to both the trail and the observation deck. The trail is well marked and easy to follow.


You quickly descend down into Bryce Amphitheater on a well maintained trail. Along the way you will see breathtaking views of hoodoos and a special one that looks like Queen Victoria, hence the name of the trail. Keep your eyes peeled for several windows in the rocks and miniature arches. Some trees that have grown on top of the rock formations are dwarfed and look a lot like bonsai trees.

It took us twice the time to get down as it did to come up because of all of the views and picture opportunities. The hike out can be difficult for beginners, but is not very hard for experienced hikers. There are a couple of sets of switchbacks along the trail that account for most of the elevation change. For those people used to hiking in Arizona, the air here can be thinner than you are used to. Be careful and take your time so that you do not get lightheaded.

The trail meets up with the Navajo Trail near the very end. The Navajo Trail begins in the Sunset Observation Area, so the hike can be made into a loop with the Navajo and Rim trails.

Be very cautious of going towards the edge as the rock formations are not very strong. One publication I read said that the foot and hand holds are not strong enough to hold a chipmunk. The terrain is very prone to erosion. You will see the effects along the trail.

iheartmonster
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    NPS

    Bryce Canyon National Park
    Per vehicle good for 7 days Entrance Fee Information


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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From UT-12: Turn on UT-63, following the signs for Bryce Canyon. Enter Bryce Canyon National Park and pay the fee. Continue to Sunrise Point Observation Area parking lot.
    page created by iheartmonster on Mar 09 2009 9:25 am
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