Natural Bridge Trail, Yellowstone National Park

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Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
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Meandering through old growth forest and skirting flowery meadows, Natural Bridge Trail is a fairly-level, partly-paved hiking and biking trail that leads to an 18 m (51 ft) tall cliff cut through by Bridge Creek. A lookout beneath the bridge allows you to observe the stream dropping from the edge of a volcanic plateau, but the views from behind the bridge and through the opening are far more impressive. It's possible to climb a steep, zigzagging trail to the top of the bridge, carpeted by fallen twigs. If you decide to cross the creek bed, watch your step for slippery rocks. Note that the trail remains closed until early summer due to foraging bears. Arrange to visit Natural Bridge Trail and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park using our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Great hike while we were staying at Bridge Bay Campground. Didn't even have to drive to it, you can walk from Loop A. Easy trail to the bridge, you can walk or ride your bike. The formation is... 
    Great hike while we were staying at Bridge Bay Campground. Didn't even have to drive to it, you can walk from Loop A. Easy trail to the bridge, you can walk or ride your bike. The formation is...  more »
  • I can't believe I never knew about this place before. I will definitely hike here every time I go to Yellowstone from now on. It was an easy hike with some great nature all around. The only thing.....  more
    I can't believe I never knew about this place before. I will definitely hike here every time I go to Yellowstone from now on. It was an easy hike with some great nature all around. The only thing.....  more »

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