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Queen's Garden

 
Queen\'s Garden

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Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.62909°N / 112.16269°W

Object Title: Queen's Garden

Route Type: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: Hike

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Overview

Queen’s Garden is a short trail in the northern parts of Bryce Canyon National Park. The trail starts at Sunrise Point on the rim of the canyon and drops around 350 vertical feet down into the canyon among the hoodoos to reach a place called Queen’s Garden where you will find a hoodoo that supposedly resembles a statue of Queen Victoria in London. A connector trail goes further down into the canyon to reach the junction with Navajo Loop Trail.

To create longer hikes, Queen’s Garden Trail is usually combined with Navajo Loop, Peekaboo Loop or The Rim Trail.






Map
Map



Getting There

From Bryce Canyon Visitor Center drive half a mile south to the signed turn off for Sunrise Point. Follow the road to the parking area. Parking is limited. Come early or take the park shuttle.

Route Description

Hike Statistics:
Sunrise Point Elevation: 8000 ft
Queen’s Garden Elevation: 7650 ft
Junction with Navajo Loop Elevation: 7480 ft
Hiking Distance from Sunrise Point to the Junction with Navajo Loop is 1.8 miles


If you come to Sunrise Point at sunrise, you will find the entire canyon glowing red/orange.



Near Sunrise Point at sunrise
 





Near Sunrise Point at sunrise
 



The trail makes a series of twists and turns and goes down into the canyon among the hoodoos.




Queen s Garden Trail
 
Queen s Garden Trail
 





Queen s Garden Trail
 



The trail goes through 3 different man-made tunnels.



Man-made Tunnel
Man-made Tunnel



Hoodoos rise all around you.



Hoodoos
 





Hoodoos
 



As you go lower, you will look up to see the strange formations.




Hoodoos
 
Hoodoos
 



You will then reach a spur trail to Queen’s Garden. A sign identifies Queen Victoria.



Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria



You can then continue on the connecting trail further down into the canyon.




Connector Trail
 
Connector Trail
 





Connector Trail
 



As you reach the junction with Navajo Loop Trail, you will see the formation known as Fairy Castle.




Fairy Castle
Fairy Castle
Fairy Castle
Fairy Castle



Red Tape

You must pay park entrance fee.

No permits required for day hikes. For all rules and regulations see the official park site:
http://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm

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