The infamous Wall Street is one of the most well know rock formations in Bryce Canyon. It’s an iconic section of Bryce’s Amphitheater marked by towering rock cliffs and hoodoos. If you’re visiting Bryce, this is an absolute must see!


There are two ways to get to Wall Street – the short way using the Navajo Loop Trail or the long way using the Queens Garden Loop Trail.

Both trails start at the rim of the canyon and go straight down into in, the just have different starting points:

Via the Navajo Loop Trail:

  • Distance: .3 mi to Wall Street
  • Type: Out & Back
  • Time: 15-30mins
  • Elevation at trailhead:  8,000 feet
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: -500ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Crowd Factor: Moderate-High
  • Best Time: May-June, Sept-Nov
  • Permits/Fees: No, Bryce Entry Fee: $35
  • Water: No

Via the Queens Garden Loop Trail:

  • Distance: 1.25 mi to Wall Street
  • Type: Loop
  • Time: 20-35mins
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: -500ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Crowd Factor: Moderate-High
  • Best Time: May-June, Sept-Nov
  • Permits: No
  • Water: No

Directions to the Trail Head

Bryce Canyon is located in south west corner of Utah, about 80 miles north of Knab and 140 miles northeast of St. George.

There’s only one entrance to Bryce Canyon, which is to follow route 63 into to the park. Depending on the route you want to take, there are different trailheads for each.

The Navajo Loop Trail starts at Sunset Point.
The Queens Garden Loop Trail starts at Sunrise Point.


What To Expect Along The Trail

NOTE: The portion of The Navajo Loop trail that goes directly straight to Wall Street is usually closed during the winter. If you are visiting during the winter, you might have to take the Queens Garden Loop or the “long way around” the Navajo Loop in order to get to Wall Street.

Regardless of which trail you take, you will quickly be descending from the rim into the canyon. The most difficult part about any of these hikes is the trek back up as you will likely be ascending through a series of steep switchbacks.

The Queens Garden Trail isn’t a loop all in itself – it meets with the Navajo Loop trail to take you back up to the top of the rim. You can combine any leg of either of these trails depending on how far you want to hike.


Overall, the paths are made up of packed dirt and are pretty evenly flat. The trails tend to be heavily trafficked as they are some of the most popular in the park.

Once you get to Wall Street it almost feels as if you’re entering a slot canyon. The length of the canyon isn’t very long – maybe 10-15feet, but the walls are impressively high.

At the base of Wall Street, before you continue on to connect with the Queen Garden Trail or go back up to the rim via the Navajo Loop Trail, you can take a slight little detour further into Wall Street via a clearing in the hoodoos. This is a great opportunity to look up and take in the amazing towers that surround you.



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