Natural Bridges National Monument, Blanding
Categories: Geologic Formations, National Parks, Nature & Parks
See impressive geological formations and explore archeological sites at . A paved, one-way loop road takes you through the park and lets you access the three natural bridges that are the result of thousands of years of natural erosion. Take one of the hiking trails to get an even closer look at the bridges. The hikes are not too long; in some places they feature stairs and ladders that make them more accessible. Trails also lead to well-preserved Anasazi ruins. Be sure to bring enough water--you won't find any along the trails. Using our international travel planner, Blanding attractions like Natural Bridges National Monument can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Stopping at this National Monument was part of our trip plan from Blanding to Torrey at the Capitol Reef. The road was in good shape, so was the one-way road in the park itself. The visitor's center h... read more »
If you are traveling the South end of Utah there is so much to see in the way of State & National Parks. This is one you need to see. Great views from the road without walking very far. Some very litt... read more »
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Well worth the drive ... Beautiful with every turn!!! We were in motorcycles so even better. A must see!!!!
We only had a day here, but I'm sure it would be easy to spend more time. We hiked all of the bridges and each is different. Be sure to hike down to them to really appreciate how massive they are. In perfect weather, we only saw a few other people, so I'm guessing it's not a very popular place. All the better for those who do visit.
Great park, worth the time to get there if it's near your travels. The hikes were very casual and you get to walk among the rocks for some of them. The scenic point driving tour was also enjoyable. Very low traffic, which was great. The campsites looked very nice but there aren't many of them so plan ahead. Not as grand or dramatic as the parks in Moab, but the solitude makes up for that. I'm not sure this is a main destination, but I'm glad we visited it. Then again, contrasting it to the overcrowded and commercialized Grand Canyon experience, perhaps it should be a main destination candidate.
Very distant and way less crowded than national parks. Night sky is unreal. Be careful of mountain lions at night though. We had one stalk us (within 20 feet) two miles back to our car.
Very quiet place ! Dont' miss it if you drive around. Amazing natural bridges to see. Small trails with great views !
Loved this place. Shot some astrophotography here, the staff is very helpful. The hikes don't seem too hard, my wife and I are not very active hikers and we did all three bridges in a day, but it was quite trying. Bring lots of water and plan extra time to hang out and enjoy the sites from every angle.
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