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Navajo Loop Trail – Bryce Canyon National Park Hiking Guide

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The Navajo Loop Trail starts and finishes at one of the most popular points in Bryce Canyon National Park, Sunset Point. If features incredible views, a unique trail, some steep inclines, and is one of the most popular hikes in the park. It is worth noting, that one portion of this loop is closed in winter, making it just an out and back hike.

Distance: 1.6 Miles Round Trip (2.6 km)
Elevation Gain: 515 feet (157 meters)
Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
Duration (Hike Time): 1-2 hours
Trailhead: Sunset Point
Dogs: Not Allowed

 

Route

The Navajo Loop trail is a simple loop that can be done in either direction, but most hikers go down Wall Street, and up Two Bridges. In winter, hikers will just go down and back up Two Bridges since Wall Street is closed.

Quite simply, this is one of the best hikes in the entire park, and if you had only a couple hours total, this would be a must do portion of Bryce! If you have extra time, we highly recommend that you extend this hike and combine it with the Queen’s Garden trail, where you’ll about 3 miles to your hike distance.

 

Trail Map

 

Weather Forecast

Here is a detailed weather forecast for the next 4 days:

Bryce Canyon City, UT

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny. High near 64, with temperatures falling to around 61 in the afternoon. South wind around 16 mph.

Tonight
Mostly clear. Low around 32, with temperatures rising to around 35 overnight. Southwest wind 6 to 14 mph.

Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 60. South wind 6 to 17 mph.

Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 31. South wind 12 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 54. South wind 13 to 25 mph.

Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Monday
A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

 

Parking, Directions & Shuttle System

All lots in this park are quite large, but they do fill up. During peak time, you’ll be utilizing the shuttle system. During off season, you likely can find a spot to park your car, but even the large lots can fill up.

Shuttle System:
The shuttle system can be read about here: https://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/shuttle.htm

Directions to Sunset Point Parking Lot:

 

Additional Pictures

Navajo Loop Trail Overlook and viewpoint Navajo Loop Views

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais is the founder of hikingandfishing.com. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor adventure, travel, and marketing websites. He is an experienced hiker, backpacker, fly fisherman, trail runner, and spends his free time in the outdoors. These adventures allow him to test gear, learn new skills, and experience new places so that he can educate others. Max grew up hiking all around New Hampshire and New England. He became obsessed with the New Hampshire mountains, and the NH 48, where he guided hikes and trail runs in the White Mountains. Since moving out west, Max has continued his frequent adventures in the mountains, always testing gear, learning skills, gaining experience, and building his endurance for outdoor sports. You can read more about his experience here: hikingandfishing/about

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