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Natural Bridges National Monument

Box 1, Blanding, UT
435-692-1234 Ext 16
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Ranked #1 of 14 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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Bismarck, North Dakota
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271 reviews 271 reviews
27 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place was suggested by a couple of people and we saw that we would be passing right by. So stopped in. Has 3 bridges. Nice loop drive and a short walk to observation points for each. Can hike down to them. One of the hikes was moderate but not very long. The other two are more strenuous. Was glad... More

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This Monument is a bit out of the way, but a has a nice loop drive with decent parking to see most of the bridges. The visitor center is modern and well run. Its 30 some miles off the main highway, but worth it if you have the time. Plan on 3 hours minimum and more if you want to... More

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Okc
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was. Really cool, but somewhat remote hike. We enjoyed the hike down the canyon, but it was some work getting back up. Make sure you take plenty of water if you take the hike down the canyon

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Renfrew, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
9 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This park has a drive that takes you past all the natural bridges with viewing areas accessible for all including handicapped. Scenery is fantastic & for those feeling a little more adventurous there are walking trails into the canyons.

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Bend, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is a ways off the highway but well worth the time to get there. The drive takes you to three different stops to see natural bridges. Not as spectacular as Arches National Park, but the geology is so interesting in every part of Utah. Make sure if you are a senior (older than 62) you get your forever National... More

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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I didn't have time to hike down to the natural bridges, but I don't think it was necessary because the overlooks did allow you to see all three. All three of the overlooks were off the parking lot. Being a smaller park, it isn't crowded, so you could easily plop yourself anywhere for pictures at the overlook. The roads were... More

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London
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142 reviews 142 reviews
88 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My family and I went there after the crowds of arches national park and would say this was better. It's three arches that was accessible via overlooks and trails, it's small enough to do in a day and as it not that well known there weren't many people there. It's a total must if in the area of monument valley/... More

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

the bridges are similar to the arches in moab. you need to hike down to them to get a good perspective of them. they are much bigger than they appear form the viewing areas. as someone else has said: it is amazing what a little water can do over time. i rated it a 4 because there is limited landscapes... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Travelers should take the time to visit the Natural Bridges National Monument some 40 miles west of Blanding, Utah. While it may be off the beaten track, the natural formations are simply stunning to see and appreciate the power of nature.

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Vicenza, Italy
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We visited this on a whim when staying at the Yurts in Mexican Hat, by Monument Valley. We were out driving, escaping the heat and came upon Moki Dugway, and we HAD to go up. Once up there, we decided to keep on Natural Bridges, and were so glad we did. It was evening, so the Visitor's Center was closed,... More

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