Navajo Loop Trail, Bryce Canyon National Park, October 7, 2015
Navajo Loop Trail, the most popular trail in Bryce Canyon National Park, takes visitors down into the Bryce Amphitheater. Rated as a moderate trail, it drops steeply2 from Sunset Point regardless of which direction the hiker takes. The last half of the 1.4 mile trail climbs back up to Sunset Point.
This photo was taken using my iPhone 5 camera in panorama mode.
- Image editing to enhance the photo closer to what the eye “saw.” Images in this series are selected and posted within a few days or weeks of being edited.
- Online, you’ll find several different numbers for the elevation change for this hike. The park service page says 550 feet, AllTrails has 521 feet, and Utah.com has 800 feet! Besides latitude and longitude, the GPS in my Pentax camera records the elevation for each photo. From a photo taken at the top and another down in the amphitheater, I calculated 450 feet.