Natural Bridges After The Storms

Visitors at Sipapu Bridge View Point, from the Sipapu Trailhead.

Visitors at Sipapu Bridge View Point, from the Sipapu Trailhead.

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.

White Canyon from Kachina Bridge View Point walkway.

White Canyon from Kachina Bridge View Point walkway. (Click on image for a larger version).

There were few visitors that day, which is a shame. Such awesome scenery to be had, and no crowds!

The mouth of Armstrong Canyon, into White Canyon at Kachina Bridge.

The mouth of Armstrong Canyon, into White Canyon at Kachina Bridge.

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.

Owachomo Bridge, from the View Point.

Owachomo Bridge, from the View Point.

The last turnout on the park’s loop drive is a wide open view of the Bears Ears Buttes.

The Bears Ears Buttes turnout on the loop drive.

The Bears Ears Buttes and Elk Ridge, from the turnout on the loop drive.

Photo location: Natural Bridges National Monument, southeast Utah.

Copyright 2016 Stephen J. Krieg

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