Tips for Hiking the Queens Garden Trail in Bryce Canyon

The Queens Garden Trail is a hike that will leave you breathless! Showcasing all of the hoodoos and towering rocks of the desert, this trail will walk you through a barren wonderland. 

We’ve put everything you need to know about the hike in one place with our Queens Garden Trail hiking guide. From when to go, what to bring, you’ll be prepared for every twist and bend in the trail.

One of the great things about visiting Bryce Canyon National Park is that the trails can be hiked year-round. The only difference is the crowds and temperature.

Best Time To Go

In order to make sure you can keep your balance, wear proper footwear and even bring some hiking poles. You’ll also want to bring along some snacks or a lunch.

What To Bring on the Queens Garden Trail

Start at Sunrise Point

From this overlook, you’ll be able to look out over the entire park seeing such famous sights as the Sinking Ship and the Boat Mesa.

Descend Into the Canyon

This proves to be the most challenging part of the trail due to the steepness of the path. While you’re climbing down, be sure to check out the stunning views over the hoodoos.

Finding Queen Victoria

After making your way through tunnels and past these sandstone monoliths. Although it takes a bit of imagination, you can see Queen Victoria looking out over her garden of hoodoos.

This is a great place to rest, enjoy the small bits of shade, admire the hoodoos and grab a snack from your pack.

Wandering the Queens Garden

The Queens Garden Trail is not a long hike, taking just 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. The trail finally bottoms out at a crossroads roughly 1.8 miles from Sunrise Point.

Finishing the Queens Garden Trail

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