• Owachomo Bridge

    Natural Bridges

    National Monument Utah


These publications are freely distributed by the National Park Service. All require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.

Archeology [130k PDF File]
Introduces the rich cultural history of the Natural Bridges area with both European and Hopi perspectives.

Geology [161k PDF File]
Explains how natural bridges and the other rock formations found in the area were created.

Visitor Guide
Overview of activities, facilities and hiking trails at Natural Bridges. Available in three languages:

English [1.2mb PDF File]
French [355k PDF File]
German [282k PDF File]

Did You Know?

Cass Hite

Prospector Cass Hite first named the bridges "President," "Senator" and "Congressman." While later explorers gave them other names, the General Land Office assigned the Hopi names "Sipapu," "Kachina" and "Owachomo" in 1909.