The most popular combination 3 mile trail in the park is the combination of Queens Garden trail and Navajo Trail - claim to be the best 3 mile trail in the park. It is best to hike this loop trail clock wise - starting at Queen's Garden near Sunrise point, to hike down into the canyon, and to hike up to the trail head of Navajo trail near Sunset point, and continuation along the rim trail from Sunset point to Sunrise point closes the loop. It is very steep near the Navajo trail head, and thus it is easier to hike up than hike down.
We hiked on these two trails in the afternoon of our second day at Bryce Canyon, after we cross-country skied along the east rim in the morning. It took us about 3 hours to complete the loop because we stopped constantly to enjoy and capture the beautiful hoodoos and spires at a leisure pace.
|Trail near Queen's Garden trail head - easy|
|On Queen's Garden trail|
|Forest of Hoodood|
|View of Amphitheater on Navajo trail (near trail head)|