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

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 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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Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The center was cheerfully staffed, small and not so busy that we could linger and ask questions. The one way paved loop had adequate parking and again, was not crowded. The bridges are visible from overlooks and one bridge had a really nice path to the bottom. This park is out of the way with a winding and hilly drive... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice views of ancient times. Both driving and trail hikes. Best place ever to stargaze! Campground usually full. Get there early. Not for bigger rigs.

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