Old Navajo Bridge

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Old Navajo Bridge is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marble Canyon, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

nature trips

walking

river

views

no shade

historic site

Wonderful views of the Colorado River, Marble Canyon and the Vermilion Cliffs from the deck of the Old Navajo Bridge. The original open-spandrel steel arch bridge is 834 feet long, with the roadway 18 feet wide and 467 feet above the canyon floor. It was opened in 1929 and replaced in 1995. At roughly the same height, the two spans are tied for ninth place among the highest bridges in the United States. The original bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

walking
2 months ago

As you walk across the original Navajo Bridge, you are treated to spectacular views of the Colorado River flowing through Marble Canyon as well as the nearby Vermilion Cliffs. Quick, easy and free...this is a must stop on the drive between Bitter Springs and Jacob Lake on US 89A if you have a few extra minutes.