Natural Bridges National Monument

Located on cedar covered mesas about 35 miles west of Blanding, Utah is Natural Bridges National Monument. Created in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt, Natural Bridges National Monument became Utah's first National Park Service area.

Within the canyons of the Monument, visitors can take short hikes to canyon edges to enjoy viewing three natural bridges as well as a few archeological sites. To honor the Native Americans that inhabited this area, the three bridges where named Kachina, Owachomo and Sipapu. Sipapu Natural Bridge being the largest span and Owachomo Natural Bridge being the oldest.


Natural arches and bridges in Natural Bridges National Monument



Indian Foot Arch



Kachina Natural Bridge



Kachina Trail Arch



Owachomo Bridge



Sipapu Natural Bridge



Stretch Arch