Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

Photo Gallery: My Favorite Hike in Bryce Canyon

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By Michael Lanza

Bryce Canyon’s Navajo Loop/Queens Garden Loop is a popular trail for good reason, with constant views of hoodoos—the multi-colored, limestone, sandstone, and mudstone spires that look like giant, melting candles, including the famous formation called Thor’s Hammer. But once turning onto the Peek-a-Boo Loop, you lose the crowds—and discover the scenic heart of Bryce Canyon while hiking below the Wall of Windows and row after row of towers in fluorescent shades of red and orange.

The season for hiking in the desert Southwest is upon us. Click on the photo gallery below to view several images from that six-mile dayhike combining Bryce Canyon’s Navajo Loop/Queens Garden Loop and Peek-a-Boo Loop. Then scroll below the gallery for a link to my full story about a trip to Bryce and other southern Utah parks.


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Read my story about a trip to Bryce and other southern Utah parks for more pictures from that hike and tips on planning that trip.

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4 Responses to Photo Gallery: My Favorite Hike in Bryce Canyon

  1. frank pollera   |  March 31, 2015 at 10:10 am

    heading to southern utah to dayb hke all 5 national Parks and escalante any suggestions on great day hike and activities would be appreciated

  2. MichaelALanza   |  March 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks Tara. Yes, this is a great time to visit Bryce.

  3. Tara   |  March 30, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Your pictures are fabulous and it really makes me want to head right back to Bryce Canyon. I bet it’s pretty right now.

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