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“Amazing place!!”

Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Slade
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Features a great natural sandstone arch that stands over the mountain.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

My wife and I have hiked all but one of the trails here in the park and we loved them!! They are all so unique and amazing. An adventure I recommend is to park in the chairlift parking area then take the Low Gap Trail to the Rock Garden Trail. You will see a staircase at the edge of the parking area. This trail follows the ridge to the natural bridge. The rock formations are amazing! There is also a small unnamed arch along this trail. just an opening in the rocks. Once at the top there is several pace to go. From the end of rock garden trail there is another trail directly across the way that will take you to the top of the bridge. Cross the bridge and follow the trail to lookout point. Here you will find a stunning view of the bridge. From here you can continue down the trail toward lovers leap. You will come to a favorite place of mine known as devils gulch. A quick and really fun spur for the family is to go down into the gulch then take the needles eye staircase back up. Note: THIS IS A VERY STRENUOUS trek! The stairs going into the gulch are also steep so be careful and have fun. Once at the top of the needles eye, head on to lovers leap. NOTE: There are HIGH CLIFFS here as well!! There is also the hoods branch trail on to other side of the parking area near the pavilion and snack bar. This is a 3+ mile trail that meanders through the forest. If you have kids, keep them close when you near the top as the cliffs in this area average 100 feet and higher and falls can be fatal. Maps are available at the chairlift store as well as the hotel and other gift shops in the park. Enjoy you visit and be safe!!

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Always a great time at Natural Bridge. Sky Lift is a bit expensive, $11 per person round trip. Try taking the lift one way and walking the other. Went with my wife recently and we did the the lift up and hiked one of the trails back down. This was my first time using the Sky Lift and will probably be my last. The hike to the top is steep, and can get muddy after rain, but if you have the time and energy, it makes for a great hike! Once at the top you can enjoy Lovers Leap, Natural Bridge, and a very nice lookout. Whether you take the Sky Lift or hike, make sure you take the time to see Natural Bridge!

Thank aroutte2003
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Take the sky lift either up or down, it's an amazing view of the canyon. Frankly the return trip is a bit more exciting, but if you have a problem with highs, take the trip up. The sights are great at the top. We went on a weekday, so it wasn't that crowded, but in the summer I've heard it can get busy.

If you like hiking, the trails are nice, but if, like me, you're not a naturist, then plan on going to the top seeing the sights and then finding something else to do.

Thank jpmnyc
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

A very nice resort and park with a great scenery of mountains. I only went there for the breakfast Buffet. It was very delicious and the price was even better. For only eight dollars there is a variety of food such as hot breakfast, fruit, cereal, and even a muffin tray. The service was great and each server was really attentive. I would definitely recommend the Buffet and also the overall park to local families, tourists, and children. And even simply for someone who loves the mountains.

1  Thank JWIllis82
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We hiked all over the area. The view from Lovers Leap and the Natural Bridge is incredible. Amazing that someone forged these hiking trails originally.

Thank rt100rider
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