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Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a great morning hike for us. Seemed to be a lot shorter than what was listed in the park guide. Great photo opportunity for the family at the natural bridge and we encountered another couple who took our photo in exchange for taking...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ktnivek
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Actually got my not very active husband to get his hiking sticks and go to the bridge! there is a bit of an incline on the way up, but not hard. The bridge is a natural work of art. The valley view on the way...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jan B
Reviewed March 21, 2019

The beginning of the trail has a bit of an incline but not too hard. The Natural Bridge is not too far up the trail. After it there are a couple of dry waterfalls, and the trail pretty much ends after that.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TravelBug128
Reviewed March 17, 2019

We visited during the mid day, without sunset. The view wasn't spectacular. I suppose, if you go there at sunset, it may be better. There is a 1.5 mile of drive on gravel, unpaved road.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank slh2012
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

We thought about hiking this last time we were here but at 117 degrees, we thought better if the idea. It was over 50 degrees cooler this visit so the trek was on. The road to the site is even worse than last year (if...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GrumpyandtheOldLady
Reviewed March 6, 2019

About a mile trek back to the bridge formations. Loose gravel and uphill all the way but not a hard walk. The bridge formations were interesting but not spectacular.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jcarmello
Reviewed February 18, 2019

The road to the parking lot of the natural bridge is very bumpy, drive slow and look for the dips in the road. We had a sedan and it worked fine but we drove slow. The parking lot did have a restroom. The hike to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Claudia10229
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Nice canyon with a little climb in the beginning. It's worth while walking further. Don't walk this in summer, it's far too hot.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katrienenluc
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Great little short hike to see the Natural Bridge. The first section is uphill but not very strenuous. The canyon continues a bit further past the natural bridge and ends at a dry falls. We went late in the afternoon so it was neat to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank exptraveller501
Reviewed January 19, 2019

The road going in (1.5 mile) is rough in places – we drove a Toyota Prius. There were places that were really washboard but we just drove on the other side (when no one was coming) so it wasn’t bad then. Once at the parking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lynn W
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