We took a quick trip to Bryce Canyon National Park and searched for a hike that was kid-friendly while offering stunning views. The Queens Garden + Wall Street Loop fit the bill! Breathtaking views unfolded before us around every turn. The trail starts with the Queens Garden as you drop into the canyon. You’ll enjoy so many views of the wondrous hoodoos and walk through fun keyholes along the way. When you reach the bottom, the trail flattens out and you walk through a beautiful pine forest. This is a great time to take a water break, bust out the snacks, and relax a little before you hit the ascent back out of the canyon. You will come to a split in the trail – Navajo Loop or Wall Street. We went the Wall Street route and it did not disappoint! It was a really cool experience and worth the little extra distance in comparison to the Navajo Loop. The climb out of the canyon is of course the most strenuous part of the hike, but completely doable! Reviews online made me a bit apprehensive about taking the kids along, but we managed just fine! Pace yourself and take breaks as needed. And look back! Looking down on Wall Street is really impressive and shows you just how far you’ve come. When you reach the top, you are rewarded with more stunning views. We loved every minute of this hike and we hope you do too!
The Nitty Gritty
Distance: 3.2 miles
Route Type: Loop
Elevation Gain: 643 ft.
Travel Direction: Clockwise starting at Sunrise Point down into Queen’s Garden, through to Wall Street, and a steep ascent out of the canyon.
As always, I would advise you to avoid the middle of the day heat and hit the trail bright and early in morning.
Don’t forget the sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat, as there is little coverage on this trail.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! That desert heat can sneak up on you, especially for the kiddos.