Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Elevation Gain
572.00 ft (174.35 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
1.40 mi (2.25 km)
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The Navajo Loop Trail is a short, yet popular, 1.4-mile loop trail located within Bryce Canyon National Park. It starts and ends at Sunset Point and descends from the rim into Bryce Canyon. This trail features colorful limestone walls, Douglas-Fir pine trees, and some of the park's most famous hoodoo formations, like Wall Street, Twin Bridges, and Thor's Hammer.

Starting counterclockwise, the trail descends a narrow canyon chute via a series of switchbacks towards Wall Street, Bryce Canyon National Park’s only slot canyon. Near Bryce Creek, the trail comes to a junction, then ascends back to the rim, passing Two Bridges and Thor's Hammer. 

While the trail is generally considered easy, it has steep terrain and can become icy in the winter. 

TRAILHEAD

The trail descends from the Sunset Point lookout area. Parking, water and restrooms are available at Sunset Point. 

BENCHMARKS

Visitors to Bryce Canyon can add a fun scavenger hunt to their hike through the "I Hiked The Hoodoos" program. Benchmarks are located along several trails in the park, including the Navajo Loop Trail. To learn more, contact the local park ranger, the  visitor center office, or visit https://www.nps.gov/thingstodo/hike-the-hoodoos.htm. 

BRYCE CANYON SHUTTLE

The Bryce Canyon Shuttle provides access to trails and scenic viewpoints within the Bryce Canyon National Park. To learn more about the shuttle, which runs from April through October, please visit https://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/shuttle.htm. 

 

For more information about the Navajo Loop Trail please visit https://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/navajotrail.htm

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall
Summer

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Scenic Views. Hoodoos.

Cons

Can get crowded.

Trailhead Elevation

8,000.00 ft (2,438.40 m)

Highest point

8,000.00 ft (2,438.40 m)

Features

Wildlife
Backcountry camping
Big vistas
Geologically significant

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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