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Sipapu Bridge

Sipapu Bridge is a natural arch in San Juan County, Utah, in the United States.

Sipapu Bridge is part of The Bridges National Monument (Bridges, Natural Bridges)where you can continue to get acquainted with the amazing geological formations of the southern US states.
The Bridges National Monument  is a small cozy national park, in which there are three large natural bridges, washed by a river in limestone rocks.
Bridges were discovered by gold diggers in 1883. In 1904, National Geographic magazine wrote an article about them, and in 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt declared them a national monument. Sipapu Bridge is the fourth longest natural arch in the world.

Access : Coordinates: 37.616111, -110.011389 / General Location :
Natural Bridges National Monument, 40 miles west of Blanding, Utah /The Natural Bridges National Monument is just off of Highway 95, which leads into the heart of Glen Canyon. To get to the Natural Bridges Park, you need to turn onto the road at number 275. / A natural one-way road (Bridge view drive) runs through the territory of Natural Bridges Park – a 15 km long ring with equipped viewing platforms. Unlike Tioga Road, it is open for travel all year. So visitors to the park do not need to think in advance whether it is possible to get to the most interesting places in the park if this road is closed for the winter, like in Yosemite.

Highlights :

  • Sipapu Bridge Dimensions : Height: 220 feet (67 meters) , Span: 268 feet (82 meters) ,Width: 31 feet (9.5 meters) ,Thickness: 53 feet (16 meters)
  •  To each of the natural bridges you can independently go down, or look at them from afar from convenient viewing platforms.
  •  The names for the names of natural bridges are taken from the language of the Hopi Indians, whose ruins we also saw in Natural Bridges NM Park.
  •  The National Bridges National Monument is the first national monument in Utah. It is located in the southern part of Utah in the United States at the top of the cedar Mesa.

Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / trekking, From the road to the observation deck are very small trails. There, hiking trails deep into the canyon begin, leading to bridges and other attractions. So you can see each bridge individually.

Go next : The nearest  city  is Moab, near the entrance to the Arches and Canyonlands parks / the towns of Bluff and Monticchiello. / On the same 95 highway, 30 km from Natural Bridges, is the national monument Bear Ears, whose main attraction is the iconic Fiery House, which photographers like to visit.

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