Navajo Bridge, Grand Canyon National Park

Spanning the scenic Marble Canyon, Navajo Bridge offers splendid views of the Colorado River cutting through the red-rock canyon. When the original structure opened in 1929 as the world's highest steel arch bridge, it eased access to this remote and rugged part of the country. Today, the new bridge, completed in 1995, serves vehicular traffic, while the old bridge remains open for pedestrians and equestrians only. The interpretive center on the west side provides information on the history and construction of the bridges, while on the east side you can buy Native American crafts. Use our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner to arrange your visit to Navajo Bridge and other attractions in Grand Canyon National Park.
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  • Heading from Page to Flagstaff was the perfect opportunity to make a detour to see one (well, actually two) of the area's engineering wonders. It isn't worthy of building an adventure around, but it i...  more »
  • Just south / 45 min. of Page & Horseshoe Bend & a great drive overseeing tableland views. The "ugly bridge " as described under poor review, was built intentionally to match the old bridge. Looking up...  more »
  • It is a long way to the bottom. There is a visitor's center on the north side. There are two bridges there. The historic one is next to the current and matches quite well, but the newer one can take l...  more »
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  • This is a place well worth visiting! The twin bridges rise almost 500 feet above the Colorado River and have spectacular views of Marble Canyon. Since the 1929 bridge is closed to vehicular traffic, it's a lot more fun to walk across and explore than the Glen Canyon Dam Bridge. This also makes it a good place to allow children to run around, although care should be taken near the rails. There is a visitor center opened seasonally on the west side and a Navajo market place on the east. What really makes this a gem is the old bridge is open to the public. Other notable historic bridges, such as the National Old Trails bridge over the Colorado and the Cameron Suspension bridge over the Little Colorado carry gas lines and are closed to the public. Definitely worth the detour off of Hwy 89.
  • Very pretty view. Great stop.
  • This is a must see historical place! With the added bonus of having Californian Condors nesting and very visible!!! Very peaceful place!
  • Best bridge! I love it! Also you can see a Condor very often. Idea: Only place where you can make Rim to Rim to Rim in a few minutes :-)
  • Really nice pit stop to get out and walk across the bridge. Beautiful red rock vista and deep gorge. Next time we drive this way, we'll stop again for sure.
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