Plan Your Visit

Welcome to Natural Bridges

Natural Bridges National Monument is a testament to the power of water and time. Explore crisscrossing canyons filled with jewel-toned wildflowers and scurrying lizards. Hear the cry of a canyon wren as you observe the natural bridges arcing overhead. Pass by the remains of ancestral Pueblo structures and ponder what life was like for the people who used to live here. Spend a night under the stars in the world’s first International Dark Sky Park.


Plan By Season

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    Visiting in Spring and Fall

    Moderate temperatures, wildflower bloom, and leaf change make spring and fall the busiest seasons at Natural Bridges.

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    Visiting in Summer

    Summers at Natural Bridges are hot and dry, with temperatures often reaching the high 90sºF and over 100ºF.

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    Visiting in Winter

    Natural Bridges is open year-round, but services are reduced in winter. Conditions can change rapidly; be prepared for all kinds of weather.


Get Oriented

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    Basic Information

    The basics: entrance fees, operating hours, goods and services, current conditions, and weather.

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    No Cell Service

    Cell service and Wi-Fi are not available at Natural Bridges.

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    Places to Go

    Learn about the major features at Natural Bridges National Monument.

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    Look, but don't touch!

    Understand what you can and can't do at Natural Bridges. Help us preserve and protect this special place!

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    NPS Trip Planning Guide

    Know before you go! Use this National Park Service guide to be prepared and avoid common mistakes. Make your fun adventure a safe one too!

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    Nearby Attractions

    Explore other nearby national parks and public lands, as well as local partners.


What to Do

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    Take a Hike!

    There's no better way to see a natural bridge than to walk through it. Take a walk on the trail and get up close with the bridges.

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    Spend the night under the stars in Natural Bridges' campground. Camping is first-come, first-served.

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    Find your Dark

    Stay up late and take advantage of this internationally-recognized dark night sky. Half the park is after dark!


Safety First

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    General Park Safety

    Your one-stop shop on what to bring, what to watch out for, and how to have a safe and fun adventure.

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    Find out where your furry friends are allowed in the park. Learn how to visit safely with pets.

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    Natural Bridges has varying temperature extremes. Know what to expect what how to prepare.


Learn about facilities and services for people with disabilities.

Directions and Transportation
Get directions to the monument.

Park Regulations
Learn how your actions can help protect the park.

Download free publications about Natural Bridges.

Get books, maps, and other materials to help you plan your visit.

Look for events and activities at Natural Bridges.

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Last updated: February 19, 2018

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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


435 692-1234 x616

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