Onyx Bridge

Flagstaff, Arizona

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Situated in the starkly beautiful northern region of Petrified Forest National Park, Onyx Bridge is one of many petrified logs strewn across this desolate reach of Arizona. It earned its name because it spans a small wash. Certainly as interesting are the countless other pieces of fossilized wood found along the hike. Most of this hike falls within an established wilderness area, and the hike mostly cuts across open terrain rather than following an actual trail.

Onyx Bridge Professional Review and Guide

"Situated in the starkly beautiful northern region of Petrified Forest National Park, Onyx Bridge is one of many petrified logs strewn across this desolate reach of Arizona. It earned its name because it spans a small wash.

Certainly as interesting are the countless other pieces of fossilized wood found along the hike. Most of this hike falls within an established wilderness area, and the hike mostly cuts across open terrain rather than following an actual trail."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Flagstaff
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 5,800 feet
Top Elevation: 5,500 feet
Local Contacts: Petrified Forest Wilderness Area
Local Maps: USGS Kachina Point
Driving Directions: Directions to Onyx Bridge

Recent Trail Reviews

9/29/2008
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Interesting hike but a difficult place to find. The ranger at the Painted Desert Inn could not point out any landmarks. Fortunately, it was in my GPS as a POI and after searching for awhile, I used the GPS to lead me to Onyx Bridge. The area is very desolate and when I was there there were no other people to be seen.



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May 2018