Natural Bridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park (Day Hike Books).
"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."
--Bill Schneider, Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides).
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.
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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