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Natural Bridges National Monument

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Address: Box 1, Blanding, UT
Phone Number: 435-692-1234 Ext 16
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The natural bridges in this remote area are best visited on a nine-mile,...

The natural bridges in this remote area are best visited on a nine-mile, one-way loop road.

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Loved it. Small but accessible and interesting

Cool drive here from Blanding through an area Native American tribes are trying to preserve - see the Bears Ears. The trails were in great shape and, while not easy, lots of fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Cool drive here from Blanding through an area Native American tribes are trying to preserve - see the Bears Ears. The trails were in great shape and, while not easy, lots of fun. I wish I would have sent more time here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited three Utah parks in three days and this was one of the best experiences in my life. The natural bridges weren't really busy compared to other parks, but they had a lot to do. The trails were beautiful and long, the bridges were in a beautiful natural scenery, and the last bridge was easily accessible. Would definitely return... More 

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Jonestown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rt. 95, east of this park, is an absolutely beautiful drive to get here, if you're coming from the Blanding area. The park itself is small, with a one-way drive through it. The bridges are different from the arches up at Arches National Park in that they are below you, and you hike down to them, rather than up to... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Small national park with well paced the drive loop to see the three nature bridges. The park ranger is really knowledgeable for local history We came back 5 minutes after the closing, the park ranger opened the door and get the kids junior ranger paper signed off. Really appreciated his accommodation.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We tried twice to get a campsite here and were lucky the second try as someone had left their camp ticket on the post without a date which had confused everyone. Camps look empty as people are mainly using campervans and not tents these days. We asked someone and grabbed it when we found out the people had just left.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This park is much less busy than the more known big Parks in the area (Arches, Monument valley...) so you can really take your time, breathe in and explore those geological wonders without the constant pressure of a crowd around you. The 3 bridges are very different from one another, and all 3 can be observed from the road, or... More 

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

wonderful sense of discovery of petroglyphs and ruin as you hike. Trails not necessarily easy to follow.

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The red-sandstone disappears and the white-sandstone emerges in this park. There are three impressive and easily accessible bridges to see during a gentle 9 mile loop. There is a cost to access the park, and if you want to do some hiking, you can hike out to each of the bridges. If hiking isn't your style, each arch is visible... More 

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Coaldale, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

If you're exploring UT-95 (and you OUGHT to be!), it doesn't make sense to miss NBNM. Short detour off highway, decent Visitor's Center, easy to get a feel for the place in an hour without walking more than 100 ft from the car--but I DON'T recommend that superficial of a visit unless time/logistics mandate it. The ideal is to allow... More 

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Provo, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This was a great national monument to see. The bridges are pretty incredible! For each of the three bridges, there is a sidewalk leading all the way out to the lookout, so it's accessible to anyone. For those who are interested, there is a hike down to just below each of the bridges.

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