Natural Bridges National Monument

IMG_0629Went on a great camping trip this past weekend with Tracy to the Natural Bridges National Monument outside of Blanding, Utah. This park, located about 3 hours from Durango, was the first National Monument  dedicated in Utah by Teddy Roosevelt in 1904. It is in the heart of Utah Canyon Country encompassing many ancient ruins and considered a sacred location by the Ute Indians. There are three Natural Bridges formed by water flowing under rock over thousands of years. At each bridge overlook, we took a hike consisting of stairs, slick rock, and ladders, dropping down 500 or more feet to the canyon floor to be underneath it. Of course we brought the bikes along and were able to take a ride on Deer Flat Road where we set up camp. On to the next adventure!

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