Inspiration Point to Queen’s Garden

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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1.5-2h
Distance
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4.5 km
Elevation
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179 m
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The hike from Inspiration Point to Queen’s Garden is a fantastic route in Bryce Canyon National Park. This trail brings you past so many incredible viewpoints, as well as some great spots for photo-ops. The point-to-point hike is moderately challenging with a few steep sections, so we recommend this route for hikers with some experience and families with older children.

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Route Description for Inspiration Point to Queen’s Garden

The hike from Inspiration Point to Queens Garden is a gorgeous route for moderately experienced hikers. This trail is not long, but it does have some steep sections, making proper hiking footwear essential. We also recommend bringing along a set of hiking poles if you would like some extra support. This route is a point-to-point hike, so be sure to arrange for pick-up at the end. If you are unable to coordinate a pick up, you can use the free Canyon Shuttle Service operated by the NPS to make your way back to the trailhead after you’ve completed your hike. The hike from Inspiration Point to Queen’s Garden gives you an excellent overview of the beauty and wonder that Bryce Canyon National Park has to offer. With six major viewpoints along the way, this trail will leave you breathless at every turn!

Beginning at the Inspiration Point Trailhead, head north past the Lower inspiration Point along the Rim Trail. Keep to the right as the trail curves east to Sunset Point, then take the trail on your right down to Wall Street. From Wall Street, continue south along the Navajo Loop Trail to the Navajo Benchmark. At the Navajo Benchmark, stay straight ahead to follow the Queen’s Garden Trail as it curves north to the Queen Victoria Formation. From the Queen Victoria Formation, stay to your left as you pass by the ET Hoodoo and finally arrive at the trail’s end at Sunrise Point.

At the Sunrise Point Trailhead either catch your ride home or hop on the shuttle from the Bryce Lodge to make your way back to the Inspiration Point Trailhead where you began.

Getting to the Inspiration Point to Queen’s Garden Trailhead

From the Bryce Canyon Visitors Center, head south down Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive for 1.7 km before taking a left onto Bryce Point Road. From Bryce Point Road, take your first left onto Inspiration Point Road. Park at the lot at the east end of Inspiration Point Road, the trail begins here.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    March to November

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    High

  • Route Type

    One Way

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