Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia

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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Missouri consisting of located in Boone County approximately south of Columbia, Missouri. The park is noted for its excellent examples of karst landforms including the rock bridge, sinkholes, and an underground stream at the cave known as Devil's Icebox. The rock bridge was created by the collapse of a section of a cave which resulted in a small arch of rock being left to form a natural bridge over the creek.
Hilda Neihardt was instrumental in obtaining the land and doing the legal work for the creation of the park.
The park offers several trails for hiking and cycling. The boardwalk on the Devil's Icebox Trail allows visitors to see the park's primary karst features and explore the cave opening at Connor's Cave. Horseback riding is offered in the 750acre Gans Creek Wild Area.
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  • Took some friends to walk to Devil's Icebox, and we went as far in Connor Cave as I've ever been in past. One of my favorite places when we visit Columbia  more »
  • We loved exploring. Be sure to bring water shoes that are comfortable for walking on rocks and climbing. Also, have good flashlight. I'm glad we had a good flight because our phone flashlights wouldn'...  more »
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  • Amazing place. The trails have wood paths with stairs making it accessible most people can make it to the Devil's Ice Box. Slippery when wet but very cool experience moving through the base of both cave options off of the trial system. Hopefully, you can catch a Caterpillar or a number of bats flying around.
  • If you love the great outdoors then this park is for you. The showcases of it are the Rock Bridge, a natural rock bridge formed by an ancient stream, and the Devil's Ice Box, a cave entrance. The trails to both are boardwalks so there is no getting your shoes muddy. If you are wanting exercise, this is the place to go as there are plenty of steps to cimb. It is a great place for an afternoon outing. Be ready to be without cell service though!

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