The Queen’s Garden: Bryce Canyon National Park at its Best


Hoodoos appear almost magical at times. Formed out of limestone they range from my height to 150 feet tall.

Around noon on April Fool’s Day a few years ago, I was excited to hike in an area with the most abundant hoodoos in the world.

I began my hike at Sunset Point in Bryce Canyon National Park.

The Navajo Trail began by dropping off the rim and switchbacking down the cliffs about 500 vertical feet.

The trail ended in a classic slot canyon. Along the way there are many views of spectacular hoodoos of all shapes and colors.

After returning to the main trail, I followed a connector to the Queen’s Garden Trail. It’s named after a hoodoo that resembles a less-than-svelte Queen Victoria.

This trail passed through a natural arch, providing many views of interesting rock formations toward Sunrise Point.

Bryce Canyon was very unique and picturesque, and definitely worth a visit.

Exposed roots on the Bryce Canyon rim

Prairie Dog

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Hikers heading down the Navajo Trail

Three Wise Men Hoodoos

 

 

Categories: Desert Southwest Outings

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