Navajo Bridge, Grand Canyon National Park

Bridge · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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  • Just a random stop along the way from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas. Easy parking and wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms and gift shops are there as well! The emerald green river and Condors made this...  more »
  • We stopped at the Navajo Bridge just long enough to walk out, take some photos, and see a condor! Nice views of the Colorado River below. There is a gift shop on one side. Worth a stop!  more »
  • Traveling north on scenic Highway 89A along the Vermillion Cliffs, we were badly in need of a stop when we unexpectedly crossed the Navajo Bridge area. This is a must stop. Not only are you treated...  more »
  • Excellent stop on your way to or from the North Rim. The drop off is immense and the canyon breathtaking. Pretty cool to be able to walk along the old bridge. Definitely a great picture spot. Restrooms are clean and convenient. Can’t think of a better place to get out and stretch the limbs on a road trip through here.
  • Great pit stop. Beautiful views, people from all over, bathrooms... they seemed to be open all night. Was very homey, saw a fox there at night. Didn't go in the visitors center but there appeared to be information. Beautiful area to drive through.
  • The building of the bridge started in 1927 and was completed in 1929. This created an 800 mile shortcut across the Colorado River. There is now a interpretive center, bathroom facilities, and a gift shop and bookstore on the west side of the bridge. You can park on either end and walk across to spectacular views of the Colorado River. If you're lucky, you might be able to view a hawk or eagle nesting and flying within the rocks that line the canyon.
  • WOW!! this place is amazing! The bridge gives a great view of the canyon and the Colorado river. It also gives your a depth perspective of the Canyon. You have locals selling souvenirs and jewelry. Bathrooms and visitor store is located on the west side of the bridge. If you look closely at the river pictures, you can catch a glimpse of people river rafting.
  • Fun place to stop on a road trip. Walk across the bridge and look at the Colorado River, check out the store and interpretive center, and use the restrooms. The people in the store were very helpful. The bathrooms are amazingly clean and smell nice.

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