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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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Berkeley, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Natural Bridges State Park is located on a mesa, which can be reached directly by taking Route 261, past Valley of the Gods, then up a scary switch-back road, and finally to the top of the mesa where Natural Bridges State Park can be easily accessed. Natural Bridges (to the north), Monument Valley (to the south), and Goosenecks State Park... More

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Waddy, Kentucky
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This was a bit out of the way, but the drive to it was pretty. The park is a 9 mile loop with three bridges and one ruin to view. We like visiting national parks, so we've marked this one off the list now.

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The walks under the natural bridges are amazing. They have three different bridges and you can go to the bottom of each. The last one is pretty easy and we went to the bottom. It gives you a totally different view of the area. We were not sure how interesting this park would be but were so glad we visited... More

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We (I and five friends) visited the park, mostly to find a campsite on our way to another park. The campground was full, but the young lady at the visitor center made sure we had a good variety of alternate places to choose from just outside the park. We chose a spot on the road to "Bear Ears" on BLM... More

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Racine, WI
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This park is a hidden treasure with 3 gorgeous bridges to explore . No traffic at all. Each trail, we encountered less than 10 people. You can have the entire bridge to yourself at one time! The first bridge trail is the most interesting and strenuous one with a combination of shaded walk, ladders, steep stairs, cliff and river walk... More

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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a site worth visiting. The drive was pleasant, staff were friendly, and the sites were beautiful.

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Fontana, California
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54 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My first trip a few years ago consisted of stopping at the view points and taking a few photos. This time, I tried hiking to the bottom of each of the three bridges or arches. The very first bridge has a elevation drop of 500'. Not too bad going, but coming back up is very, very tough. The second bridge... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

So this park has some pros and cons. Pros: - We entered the park around 7pm and it was completely empty. No need to fight over parking, or mind other guests. Also, since we arrived after visiting hours (the visitor centered closes at 6pm), we didn't have to pay a park entrance fee - Amazing scenery to the park and... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fun park with a small 9 mile driving loop. We did the hike down to Sipapu, well, did half the hike. We asked at the visitor center which bridge to hike to since we only had time to do one. The gal said Sipapu is the most impressive. What she didn't say was, if you are afraid of steep heights... More

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Amazing how these natural bridges have been carved over the years. Wasn't able to do the trails but the road side viewing area's are very easy to walk to with great views

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