Best Hikes in Natural Bridges NM

Location: Southeast Utah

Locate 40 miles west of Blanding, Utah, 50 miles southeast of Hite, Utah and 50 miles northwest of the Four Corners boundary of southeast Utah.

Natural Bridges National Monument (6,200-ft), situated high atop Cedar Mesa, illustrates the power of water in shaping a high desert landscape. Intermittent streams have cut two deep canyons and three massive bridges in sandstone formed from what was once the shore of an ancient sea that covered the area. View Natural Bridges NM Info

Natural Bridges NM Hiking Trails

Sipapu Bridge from the trail climbing to to the rim.

Natural Bridges National Monument Loop Trail

Distance: 8.6 miles (Loop)

This great loop hike in Natural Bridges National Monument visits three majestic natural bridges, crosses a high desert landscape and wanders along two scenic canyons with rock art panels and ancestral Puebloan ruins

Beautiful view of Sipapu

Sipapu Bridge

Distance: 0.8 - 1.4 miles (Round Trip)

This adventurous hike in Natural Bridges features spectacular views of the Sipapu Bridge and White Canyon. Metal ladders, stairs and railings facilitate the steep descent to the base of the stunning formation. The hike is can be shortened for an easier day.

Kachina Bridge in the Spring

Kachina Bridge

Distance: 1.4 miles (Round Trip)

Descend to the floor of Armstrong Canyon for great views of the Kachina Bridge, a massive sandstone structure at the junction of White and Armstrong Canyons. Rock art and nearby ruins add interest to the hike.

View of Owachomo

Owachomo Bridge

Distance: 0.1 - 0.6 miles (Round Trip)

The Owachomo Bridge is the easiest to visit and the most elegant of the three spans in Natural Bridges National Monument. A half mile (RT) trail descends to and then crosses under this photogenic bridge, offering views of this natural wonder from a variety of angles.

Square Kiva and Horse Collar Ruins

Horse Collar Ruin Overlook

Distance: 0.6 miles (Round Trip)

A short jaunt leads to the Horse Collar Overlook offering birds-eye-views of Horse Collar Ruin, a well-preserved ancestral Puebloan site, along with panoramic views of White Canyon and Deer Flat Mesa.

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