Natural Bridge Trail

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona 85643

Distance2.3mi
Elevation Gain1,714ft
Trailhead Elevation5,553ft
Top6,073ft
Elevation Min/Max5545/6073ft
Elevation Start/End5553/5553ft

Natural Bridge Trail

Natural Bridge Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 5,553 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.8 miles.

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Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country-Third Edition (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar
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"A day hike to an overlook of Natural Bridge, 2.4 miles one way. This rewarding trail penetrates a hidden corner of Chiricahua National Monument to reach a small stone bridge weathered out of bedrock by centuries of erosion. The path climbs at a steady clip, topping out on a high plateau where piñon pine and alligator juniper rise above a chaparral community of manzanita, bear grass, and yucca. Two buttes faced with cliffs and spires rise ahead as the trail runs westward, and the tawny grasslands of the Sulphur Springs Valley stretch away beyond them."

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Trail Information

Chiricahua National Monument
Nearby City
Chiricahua National Monument
Parks
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
USGS Chiricahua National Monument
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