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USA Owachomo Bridge

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Natural Bridges National Monument features three huge, stream-carved natural bridges as well as a concentration of Ancestral Puebloans ruins. The multi-colored bridges can be seen from overlooks along an nine-mile paved loop road through the monument. The bridges have Hopi Indian names: Owachomo means "rock mounds," Sipapu (the second largest natural bridge in the world) means "the place of emergence" and Kachina means "dancer." Natural Bridges has one of the darkest skies in the US, with almost no light pollution. That prompted the International Dark-Sky Association to designate Natural Bridges National Monument as the world's first International Dark Sky Park. Trails lead down to each bridge and to key archaeological sites, or they may be viewed by walking short distances to overlooks. There is a $10 US entry fee per vehicle. There is also a campground that costs $10 per night. There is an easy 1/2 mile (.8 km) hike to the base of the bridge.

Travel Information

The bridges are reached by UT 275, a 4 mile side road forking off UT 95 close to the junction with UT 261 from Mexican Hat. The closest major town is Blanding, Utah 38 miles east. From the visitor center drive .5 miles (.8 km) west to Bridge View Drive and turn left. Drive 2.5 miles (4 km) to the large parking lot. There is short stroll to an overlook and a clearly marked path leading to the base of the bridge.
Spot Type Outdoor
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Sunset during fall
Sunrise & Sunset 06:09 - 20:42 | current local time: 03:19
Photo Themes Natural Bridge

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