Natural Bridges National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument

The scenic drive is open year-round. This paved, nine-mile loop provides access to all the bridges. Each may be viewed by walking a short distance to an overlook. An archeological site may also be viewed from an overlook along the scenic drive. While many park features are visible from overlooks along the scenic drive, the true beauty of Natural Bridges lays just a short walk away from the pavement. Moderate hiking trails lead from overlooks to the base of each natural bridge. All are less than 1.5 miles round-trip, with the trail to Owachomo being the shortest and easiest (.5 mile round-trip). The trails to Kachina and Sipapu require climbing steep sections of rock with handrails and ladders. The Natural Bridges interpretive staff offers a variety of ranger-led activities spring through fall. Evening programs are presented nightly in the campground amphitheater. Guided walks and patio talks at the visitor center are given throughout the week with different times and topics.