Natural Bridges National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument

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Natural Bridges National Monument covers a relatively small area in southeast Utah, close to scenic highway UT 95 between Hanksville and Blanding. It features three huge, stream-carved natural bridges as well as a concentration of Anasazi Indian ruins. The bridges are named Kachina, Owachomo and Sipapu. A natural bridge is formed through erosion by water flowing in the stream bed of the canyon. During periods of flash floods, particularly, the stream undercuts the walls of rock that separate the meanders of the stream, until the rock wall within the meander is undercut and the meander is cut off.

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Owachomo Bridge

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Owachomo Bridge

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Kachina Bridge at NBNM

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Sipapu Bridge at NBNM

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Bears Ears (near NBNM)

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Bears Ears (near NBNM)

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