Bridges Loop

Blanding, Utah

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An enjoyable day hike to three huge natural sandstone bridges, involving easy walking and no unusual hazards. You'll also see Ancestral Puebloan ruins, pictographs and petroglyphs, a wide range of vegetation types, and spectacular cliff and canyon scenery. The Bridges Loop is a superb day trip suitable for experienced hikers and reasonably active families. The trail follows White Canyon and Armstrong Canyon past three natural bridges and several Ancestral Puebloan ruins. The only appreciable elevation change involves climbing into and out of the canyons; these stretches are steep but short.
Hiking Utah

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Hiking Utah

by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)

An enjoyable day hike to three huge natural sandstone bridges, involving easy walking and no unusual hazards. You'll also see Ancestral Puebloan ruins, pictographs and petroglyphs, a wide range of vegetation types, and spectacular cliff and canyon scenery.

The Bridges Loop is a superb day trip suitable for experienced hikers and reasonably active families. The trail follows White Canyon and Armstrong Canyon past three natural bridges and several Ancestral Puebloan ruins. The only appreciable elevation change involves climbing into and out of the canyons; these stretches are steep but short.

©  Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Blanding
Distance: 8.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: One day
Season: Spring and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 6,200 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Natural Bridges National Monument
Local Maps: USGS Moss Back Butte, USGS Kane Gulch, National Geographic Trails Illustrated Dark Canyon/Manti-LaSal National Forest Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Bridges Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

8/16/2006
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Awesome hike... although i'd recommend skipping the hike between the 2nd and 3rd bridge and just thumbing it back to your car. It gets loooong and flat the last 4 or so miles. Love it-- Do it.



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Apr 2018