January 8 wrapped up several days of winter storms in the area. And wrapped it up beautifully. The last of the storms was clearing out as I drove the 9-mile loop road to each of the view points. With a fresh new coating of snow the cliffs of White Canyon, Armstrong Canyon, and the Red House Cliffs west of the park, things looked even more awesome than before.
There were few visitors that day, which is a shame. Such awesome scenery to be had, and no crowds!
I did not have time to hike down to any of the three bridges that day, but I felt satisfied getting to see them from above in the spectacular light of the lightening skies.
The last turnout on the park’s loop drive is a wide open view of the Bears Ears Buttes.
Photo location: Natural Bridges National Monument, southeast Utah.
Copyright 2016 Stephen J. Krieg