Utah: Natural Bridges National Monument
18 images Created 27 May 2015
In Natural Bridges National Monument (near Blanding, San Juan County, Utah, USA), walk to three spectacular natural bridges (visited separately from roadside pullouts or connected via a worthwhile loop hike of 6 or 9 miles). White Canyon Creek has cut Sipapu Natural Bridge with a span of 225 feet through a meander of white Permian sandstone of the Cedar Mesa Formation. Kachina Bridge spans 192 feet. Owachomo Bridge spans 180 feet. More photos by Tom Dempsey include: yellow wallflower (Erysimum asperum) growing in black cryptobiotic soil crust, and desert varnish coating gorgeous walls.