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Photo Gallery: My Favorite Hike in Bryce Canyon

Posted On September 7, 2017 at 3:05 am by / Comments Off on Photo Gallery: My Favorite Hike in Bryce Canyon

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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Peek-a-Boo Loop, Bryce Canyon.
Wall of Windows, Peek-a-Boo loop, Bryce Canyon
Wall of Windows, Peek-a-Boo loop, Bryce Canyon

Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.
Peek-a-Boo Loop, Bryce Canyon.
Thor's Hammer, Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, Bryce Canyon.
Navajo-Queens Garden Loop, Bryce Canyon.


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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.

See all of my stories about hiking and backpacking in southern Utah, or visit my All Trips By State page and scroll down to Utah.


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