The information about specific facilities and services provided below may help you better plan your visit. If a particular service or issue is not mentioned below, such as alternate formats for print materials, audio description, assistive listening, or physical access to particular facilities, programs or services, please contact the park.

U.S citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities qualify for the Interagency Access Pass, which provides free or discounted access to over 2,000 federal recreation sites. Read more about federal recreation passes.

Physical/Mobility Accessibility

These facilities and destinations are wheelchair accessible:

  • Natural Bridges Visitor Center
  • restrooms throughout the park
  • one table at the picnic area
  • Sipapu Bridge Overlook Trail
  • Owachomo Bridge Overlook Trail

These areas are barrier-free*:

*Barrier-free trails may contain minor obstacles, steeper grades and temporary washouts.

Deaf/Hearing Loss Accessibility

For visitors with hearing impairments, a variety of publications may be obtained at the visitor center. The audio-visual program has closed captioning available upon request. Wayside exhibits with illustrations and text on natural and cultural features are situated throughout the park and in the visitor center.

Blind/Low Vision Accessibility

Ask for large-print and braille publications at the visitor center. Large print and braille versions of the official Hovenweep Unigrid are available at visitor centers, by contacting the park, or downloading a copy in a Braille Ready Format (BRF).

Exhibits include audio recordings and tactile models and exhibits that may be touched. Recorded descriptions of exhibits or waysides are not available.

Service Animals

Service animals are allowed in national parks. What is a service animal?
Note: Emotional support (“therapy”) animals are not considered service animals by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Service animals are welcome at Natural Bridges Visitor Center, on all park trails, and in the backcountry. We recommend you identify your working service animal, such as with a vest. Identification is not required, but helps prevent unwarranted "dog on trail" complaints from other visitors. There are no plastic bags provided at trailheads for waste products, so please bring your own.

Caution! The desert can be deadly for pets. Car temperatures rise quickly in the sun, even on cool days. Your pet can easily die of heat exhaustion. If you are leaving a pet in a car, crack the windows as much as possible and leave water to drink. We recommend you not leave pets in the car at all when the outside temperature exceeds 68ºF (20ºC), even with the windows cracked.

Last updated: July 6, 2023

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