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Natural Bridges National Monument :: Lake Powell, UT

Kachina Bridge could fit the Great Sphinx or the Mayflower’s top mast under her span.

Natural Bridges National Monument Campground :: Lake Powell, UT

Somewhere between the tiny town of Blanding and the recreation hot spot of Lake Powell lies the tiny little desert isle of Natural Bridges National Monument. The park encompasses just 7,636 acres, but each one holds something special that’s just begg

Sipapu and Kachina Bridges Loop Trail: Natural Bridges National Monument :: Blanding, UT

This memorable 5.8-mile half-day loop hike surveys the two largest of the natural bridges in the monument, separated by the dramatic bulging Cedar Mesa sandstone cliffs of White Canyon. The trail passes Horse Collar Ruins, an example of an unusu

Natural Bridges National Monument :: Blanding, UT

What’s a road ride doing in a mountain bike guide, you ask? Well, once laying eyes on it, no cyclist in his or her right mind could resist this smooth, narrow ribbon of blacktop weaving above some of the most amazing canyons you’ll ever see. The scen

Natural Bridges National Monument - Owachomo Bridge to Kachina Bridge :: Blanding, UT

Natural Bridges National Monument is a justifiably popular destination, located on the edge of remote Cedar Mesa in southeast Utah. A scenic drive on Bridge View Drive leads past dramatic vista points and several trailheads that access the monument’s

Natural Bridges National Monument - Sipapu Bridge to Kachina Bridge :: Blanding, UT

The natural bridges of White Canyon were known by the Navajo and Paiute long before European settlers came to Utah. The Anasazi lived among the bridges in White Canyon, and hikers today visit the canyon not only to explore the unique natural spans of

Sipapu and Kachina Bridges Loop Trail: Natural Bridges National Monument :: Moss Back Butte, UT

This memorable 5.8-mile half-day loop hike surveys the two largest of the natural bridges in the monument, separated by the dramatic bulging Cedar Mesa sandstone cliffs of White Canyon. The trail passes Horse Collar Ruins, an example of an unusual

Owachomo Natural Bridge Trail: Natural Bridges National Monument :: Lake Powell, UT

A scenic drive on Bridge View Drive in Natural Bridges National Monument leads past dramatic vista points and several trailheads that access the monument’s excellent trail network. Here hikers can follow short, paved paths out to overlooks on the r

Trail to Owachomo Bridge Photopoint :: Natural Bridges National Monument, UT

Trail to Owachomo Bridge Photopoint is a hiking trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is within Natural Bridges National Monument. It is 462 feet long and begins at 5,888 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain

Mesa Trail :: Natural Bridges National Monument, UT

Mesa Trail is a hiking trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is within Natural Bridges National Monument. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 5,952 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 298 feet. The Kachin

Southeast Utah Campgrounds :: Blanding, UT

Utah is an outdoor kind of place, and the southeast section of the state is no exception when it comes to enjoying the great out-of-doors. Photographers will find a multitude of scenes worthy of their film including petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock, anc

Bicentennial Scenic Byway: Hanksville to Blanding :: Blanding, UT

A 133-mile high-desert drive across some of the state’s most rugged canyon country. Completed in 1976, Utah’s Bicentennial Highway runs 133 miles from Hanksville to Blanding. South of Hanksville the highway offers fine views of the Henry Mountains to

Elk Ridge Road Drive :: Blanding, UT

You will drive along a high ridge with views of Canyonlands, Dark Canyon Wilderness, Arch and Salt Creek canyons, and the Abajo, La Sal and Henry mountains. Natural Bridges National Monument. June through October is the best time to visit.

Natural Bridges Loop Trail :: Blanding, UT

The highlights of this hike are the three enormous natural bridges for which Natural Bridges National Monument was named: Sipapu, Kachina, and Owachomo Bridge. The canyon-bottom trail passes under all three, while offering views of at least two oth

Dark Canyon Wilderness, Dark Canyon ISA Complex, and Cheesebox Canyon WSA Trails :: Blanding, UT

Both the designated wilderness the adjacent instant study area (ISA) have the same name, Dark Canyon. The tributaries of Dark Canyon are Black Steer, Youngs, Lost, and Lean-To Canyons—all of which can be explored as side trips of a Dark Canyon expedi

Natural Bridges Loop :: Hanksville, UT

Utah’s first national monument, Natural Bridges became a protected area in 1908 in order to preserve the incredible grandeur of its natural bridges. People back then wouldn’t have considered that the area would also become renowned for its dark night