Hike Queens Garden to Navajo Loop Trail
Queen's Garden to Navajo Loop Trail is in my top 3 hikes I've ever experienced. It's no surprise since it was voted top 10 hikes by National Geographic. The path starts at Sunrise Point where you can park and walk down to Queen's Garden trail. The path takes you down into the canyon, descending into a maze of HooDoos that spike up from the ground with layers of red and white. The path zigs and zags through the maze of HooDoos and through carved out archways. At the flatter bottom portion, is starts to feel like a regular forest trail again. As you continued onto the Navajo Loop Trail and ascend there is a walled in bright Sienna colored slot canyon, dark and cold from lack of light, but utterly mesmerizing. When you exit theis slot canyon there are red rock switchbacks up to the rim. The total trip is about 3.5 miles. Give yourself plenty of time to take photos, and also because of the elevation it'll take a bit more time to catch your breath.