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Natural Bridges National Monument

Box 1, Blanding, UT
435-692-1234 Ext 16
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Blanding
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, National Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: The natural bridges in this remote area are best visited on a nine-mile, one-way loop road.
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Perth , Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Natural bridges National Monument is 50km or so out of Blanding. It is a smallish park. It has a one way road system. The first two bridges, Sipapu Bridge and Kachina Bridge, are set deep in the canyon and not fully visible from the rim. The hike to them is quite difficult. The last bridge, Qwachomo Bridge, is more... More

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Illnau, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited Arches NP and drove down towards Mexican Hat, made the detour to Natural Bridges. We were quite disappointed by the Natural Bridges N.M. They are Arches as well, and if you have been to Arches, this place can be skipped. While interesting on how the bridges formed, it is quite a detour and not worth the detour.

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Hemet, United States
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was sort of a, might as well since we're so close. So glad we took the time to visit the visitor center and make the drive. Very first National Monument established. So serene here. Knowing what we know now, allow extra time to hike down to the bottom. You'll be glad you stopped.

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Silver City, NM
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Camped overnight and took a long morning to explore this natural wonder. There is something special about this place that is hard to define: maybe it is the landscape but there is more to this enchanting place. I really felt this site is sacred and I'm not one to be easily conned into spirit stuff. Very accessible and during the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Basically there are three bridges you can view from the pull over points. Trails are available if you want to get close or use your telephoto lens like we did. We were pretty close by so decided to go a little out of the way to drive through the park. It was worth the diversion and the scenery getting there... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Natural Bridges was an afterthought for me, on a day when I drove from Capitol Reef to Four Corners. I was expecting Four Corners to be the high point of that particular day (but it definitely was not - see my review). En route, I drove past Natural Bridges, and while I hadn't planned on time to visit, decided that... More

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Russellville, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We got up early to be at the visitor's center by 8:00. We wanted to do the hike visiting ALL arches (8.6 miles), andas everyone else has stated, the ranger was super-helpful and gave us great advice -- start at the Owachomo Bridge so you have the shortest (and easiest) climb out of the canyon at the end of the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There's no better way to see a natural bridge than to walk through it. Get up close and personal with one or all of the bridges on the hiking trails. If you have less time hike the Owachomo trail which is approx. 30 mins round trip. I would also recommend hiking the Horsecollar Ruin. It is a very well preserved... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Small park. Nice road. Can't see much if you have difficulty walking to the viewpoints. We got there shortly after closing hours of the visitors center, but was able to still drive through the park. Which was nice, as we had driven quite a ways to get there.

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Blanding
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wonderful natural formations! May is a perfect time to visit the southern climate, as wildflowers add vibrant color to the umber palette of the countryside.

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