Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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Natural Bridge, located in Bryce Canyon National Park, is misleadingly named as it is actually a natural arch. What’s the difference? A natural bridge spans across a valley of erosion (river/stream/etc.), whereas a natural arch does not and is carved by subtler forms of weather. The Natural Bridge Viewpoint offers stellar vistas of the arch and Bryce Canyon, however, there are no trails starting from here to explore further.

Bryce Canyon National Park actually contains several arches. This arch is sculpted from some of the red rock of the Claron Formation. This rock provides a beautiful contrast between the arch and the dark green of the ponderosa forest in the canyon below.

Like the famous hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, Natural Bridge is always at risk of destruction as the forces of erosion that formed the arch continue to wear away at the rock.

Please note that, if visiting in winter, the park road is occasionally closed during/after snowstorms and the Natural Arch Viewpoint will not be accessible.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Large, natural arch formation. Scenic views.

Cons

Crowds. No trails to explore further.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Geologically significant
Big vistas

Location

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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