Natural Bridge Trail, Yellowstone National Park

Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Meandering through old growth forest and skirting flowery meadows, Natural Bridge Trail is a fairly-level, partly-paved hiking and biking trail that leads to an 18 m (51 ft) tall cliff cut through by Bridge Creek. A lookout beneath the bridge allows you to observe the stream dropping from the edge of a volcanic plateau, but the views from behind the bridge and through the opening are far more impressive. It's possible to climb a steep, zigzagging trail to the top of the bridge, carpeted by fallen twigs. If you decide to cross the creek bed, watch your step for slippery rocks. Note that the trail remains closed until early summer due to foraging bears. Arrange to visit Natural Bridge Trail and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park using our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Nice hike in under two hours, level, not crowded. The end is worth the trip. If you are lucky you will be at the natural bridge by yourselves and can meditate, but you have to be lucky  more »
  • Easy three mile round trip to see this natural arch. This is a leisurely stroll through the forest and alongside a meadow. The hike begins at the Bridge Bay Marina parking area. We went early in.....  more »

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