Basic Information

Natural Bridges is part of the Colorado Plateau, a "high desert" region that experiences wide temperature fluctuations, sometimes over 40 degrees in a single day. The temperate (and most popular) seasons are spring (April-May) and fall (mid-September-October), when daytime highs average 60 to 80 F and lows average 30 to 50 F. Summer temperatures often exceed 100 F, making strenuous exercise difficult. Winters are cold, with highs averaging 30 to 50 F, and lows averaging 0 to 20 F.

Entrance Fees:

Private Vehicle - $15.00

Admits one private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and its occupants.

Motorcycle - $10.00

Admits a private, non-commercial motorcycle and its riders.

Per Person - $7.00

Admits one individual with no car. This pass is typically used for bicyclists, and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.

Entrance Passes:

Southeast Utah Parks Annual Pass - $55.00

Admits one private, non-commercial vehicle or its pass holder to Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and Natural Bridges National Monument. Pass is valid for one year through the month of purchase.

Natural Bridges Visitor Center

The Natural Bridges Visitor Center is open daily 9 am to 5 pm with extended hours in the summer. Exhibits, a video presentation, and a bookstore are available. You can pay your entrance fee at the visitor center.


Most visitors spend at least two to three hours exploring Natural Bridges. Plan on stopping at the visitor center and touring the paved, one-way Bridge View Drive (9 miles/14.5 km) with overlooks of all three bridges. Several short hiking trails offer closer inspection of these remarkable formations, while longer trails follow the canyon bottom or mesa top connecting all three.

Each overlook and trailhead has limited parking; if you are towing a trailer, unhook it and leave it in the visitor center parking lot.

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Last updated: November 30, 2016

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Mailing Address:

HC-60 Box 1
Lake Powell, UT 84533-0001


(435) 692-1234 x16

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