Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monument

Hovenweep National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument

To get to Natural Bridges, we had to go through Route 261 and climb Moki Dugway. We drove up Cedar Ridge, which appears at first an immense and insurmountable cliff until we got close enough to see the steep mountain switchbacks.

We hiked down to Kachina Bridge. The trail was a steep hike for our son, but it was worthwhile. When we arrived at the bridge, a ranger who was nearby pointed out petroglyphs that were carved into the walls of the bridge. She also told us about a not-well-known hidden ancient Puebloan ruin near Kachina.

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