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Natural Bridges National Monument

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Address: Box 1, Blanding, UT 84511-0001
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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We really enjoyed our visit here. The road leads through the park to enable you to see most of the bridges which are only short walks from the parking spaces. Longer walks can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Lancashire England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. The road leads through the park to enable you to see most of the bridges which are only short walks from the parking spaces. Longer walks can be taken too, all well signed as we found in all the Utah parks we visited.

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Bend, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park consist of a welcome center and a nine mile one way loop. If going in the summer, I highly recommend taking a water bottle and taking advantage of the bottle refill station at the welcome center before you go into the canyons. Along the 9 mile loop, there are three scenic overlooks of the arches. Yes, you can... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here mainly for the dark skies and it did not disappoint!! The bridges were fine and hikes were ok. But the dark sky at night was amazing!! Well organized camp sites fill up quick but clean and quiet. I would come back here for a few days again!!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a hidden gem. Thank you the gentleman at the visitor center @Blanding for persuading us to go. We had just spent 4 days at the Arches NP and on our way to Bryce Canyon and Zion when we made this stop. Loved the geological force at play here - all three bridges were all naturally shaped and formed by... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go to the visitors center first and learn about the bridges, grab a map and watch the short film. Cost for the park is $5pp, less for kids, senior pass and interagency pass. We did a loop hike parking our vehicle at Kachina parking lot. We started on the Mesa trail which is pretty level to the Sipapu trail which... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I suspect you need to hike down into the canyon to really appreciate these bridges. From the loop road and using the overlooks, the bridges are a bit lost within the canyon and don't look very impressive.

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Rochester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the hikes and took lots of pictures. The hikes were fairly strenuous but the scenery made them worthwhile. we had a picnic afterwards.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this National Monument by accident when taking the highway south of Blanding, Utah enroute to Mexican Hat and Monument Valley. Since I had driven down from the Moab, Utah area and had encountered traffic jams and thousands of tourists at the more popular Arches National Park, I decided to see this much smaller park with three arches instead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent half a day here. You can see a lot of beautiful scenery by just taking the scenic drive. Or you can get out and take some great hikes. The hike we took dropped into the canyon over half a mile and you go down stairs and two ladders on this one. It was strenuous for me, I'm not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park has so much packed into a relatively small area. Great views of three different natural bridges are easily accessible via overlook points and trails. The two trails we took were pretty short and offered spectacular photo opportunities. We didn't have to deal with any crowds and only encountered a few families on the trails. All the overlook points... More 

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