Navajo Loop

  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • Wall St - © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • Down into Wall St from just below the rim - © William Mackesy

Key information: Navajo Loop

  • The Navajo Loop is one of Bryce Canyon’s finest walks, descending deep into this weird area.
  • Wind through extraordinary formations, including the exceptional Wall Street.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating94
  • Beauty36
  • Natural interest18
  • Human interest4
  • Charisma38
  • Negative points2
  • Total rating94
  • Note: Neg: Heavy use in higher seasons

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 1.5 miles, 1+ hour
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,600m
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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Down into Wall St from just below the rim - © William Mackesy

WALK SUMMARY

Bryce Canyon boasts some of the world’s most extraordinary scenery: an extensive area of brightly hued sandstone carved into a series of deep and huge amphitheatres in which sit an unimaginable profusion of spires, towers and other excrescences called hoodoos, and arches and other formations, all enhanced by gorgeous colour and texture contrasts.

The Navajo Loop is one of its finest walks, despite being relatively short at around 1.5 miles, dropping to the valley floor from Sunset Point on the rim.

Its eastern half winds down through extraordinary formations to meet the Queen’s Garden Connecting Trail, which also connects to the Queen’s Garden Trail and also the Peekaboo Trail.

The western arm passes through what many would say is Bryce’s most extraordinary formation, the steep, narrow Wall Street canyon, which puffs between vast hoodoo-walls which virtually meet far above.

It does involve a lot of ascent/descent. Likely to take 1+ hr. The Navajo can be joined some other walks to create a longer day.

Water is in very short supply. Bring enough.

For more information and photos, including practical information and some warnings, see our Bryce Canyon walk page.

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Your comments on this walk, your experiences and suggestions, and your photos are very welcome. Where appropriate, you will be credited for your contribution.

© William Mackesy

Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

Anyone planning an expedition to this place should see further important information about this walk.

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