Natural Bridge Trail

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Elevation Gain161ft
Trailhead Elevation7,761ft
Elevation Min/Max7761/7846ft
Elevation Start/End7761/7761ft

Natural Bridge Trail

Natural Bridge Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Teton County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 7,761 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 161 feet. The Natural Bridge attraction can be seen along the trail.

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Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"Natural Bridge is a 51-foot cliff with a natural 30-foot long bridge spanning a large hole in the cliff. This unique formation, sculptured by the freezing and thawing of water over centuries, is the only rock arch in Yellowstone. Bridge Creek, which carved the eroded formation, flows under the bridge beneath the formation. Two routes access the bridge--a barricaded paved road, closed to vehicles in the early 1990s, and a forested footpath. This hike follows the footpath, skirting the Bridge Bay Campground and the Bridge Bay Marina before merging with the road."
Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"This popular day hike to a geological feature looks like it should be in Arches National Park, not Yellowstone. You used to be able to drive to Natural Bridge, but the National Park Service has converted the trip into a nice day hike. This route is the mirror image of most trails. It starts out as a super trail and gets better instead of worse. You begin on a singletrack trail, go to doublewide, and finish on a paved road. To protect spawning trout, this hike is typically closed until around July 1."

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A short and easy hike with nice scenory. The bridge is very unique and reminds you of the natural bridge in shenadoah valley park. It's a hike for a family, and has interesting boards to read once you get there.
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A very easy hike that anyone can do. Very little elevation gain. The trail is an old road so its easy to do. Good trail for kids or old folks.

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Trails Illustrated Yellowstone Lake; USGS Lake
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