Photos of Natural Bridges National Monument Nature Trips Trails

We hiked this for a second time in May, I think it was August a few years back the first time. I was able to capture over a dozen different wildflower species in May and they were gorgeous! This trail is challenging no matter which side you hike out of the canyon, but perhaps most challenging from the Sipapu side. Down in the canyon, it's very beautiful with many shaded spots and sometimes water to walk in - depending on the time of year. If you aren't paying attention, you'll walk right past horse collar ruin so watch your map as it will be above your head. You can climb up the cliff for a closer look, but don't touch anything so we can preserve these ruins for future generations. It was such a chilling experience wandering an ancient cliff dwelling -- it's much lower than your traditional "cliff" but still fascinating.