Start at the Owachomo Bridge parking area and follow the unpaved bridge trail to the bridge’s base, 0.26 miles (0.42 kilometers) one-way. The trail descends 188 feet (57.3 meters) from the canyon rim to the base of Owachomo Bridge. Be prepared to traverse wooden and rock stairs. Those looking for a shorter trail should consider walking to the Owachomo Bridge Viewpoint.
The area opposite Owachomo Bridge was once the park’s entrance. The first visitor center, a fortified canvas tent, was perched on the flat area across from the bridge’s base. From there, Zeke Johnson, the park’s first custodian, would take hardy visitors on tours of the bridges. The large pool below the bridge is known as Zeke’s bathtub, although bathing in it now is against park regulations. As you stand beneath what may be the oldest natural bridge in the park, take a moment to reflect on the area’s rich natural and human history.