Queen's Garden Trails

  • From upper QG route - © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy

Key information: Queen's Garden Trails

  • The Queen's Garden Trails are one of Bryce Canyon’s finest walks, descending deep into this weird area.
  • Wind through extraordinary formations, with some of the area's finest views.

Walkopedia rating

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

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Nearly 2 miles, 1.5+ hours
  • Maximum Altitude: Around 2,600m
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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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 Queen's Garden Trail and Queen's Garden Connecting Trail are together one of Bryce's finest walks, despite being relatively short at just under 2 miles, dropping to the valley floor from Sunrise Point on the rim, to meet the Navajo Loop Trail  and also the Peekaboo Trail.

It does involve ascent/descent. Likely to take 1+ hr. The trails can be joined with some other walks (The Peekaboo Trail in particular) 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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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.

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

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