Death Valley Natural Bridge Road is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Death Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from October until April.

Length4.3 miElevation gain1,000 ftRoute typeOut & back
kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingViewsWildflowersWildlifeNo shadeFeeNo dogs
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Death Valley National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55.

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tim pettit
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Heavily used area of the park but such interesting landscape to explore and appreciate.

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James House
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WalkingGreat!

My wife and I hiked the .43 miles from the parking lot to the arch. The trail was an easy one that takes you into the start of the canyon. Although we stopped at the bridge, the trail did continue. The views were beautiful. We really enjoyed this one.

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Erik Lukas
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Bp Prsns
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Karl G
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short. easy. do it.

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Brian Andrews
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Note: The AllTrails map / description is for the road AND the trail - so don't be scared off by the distance or the elevation gain. As others have noted, the bridge is about 1/3 of a mile from the parking lot. Its a pretty hefty arch and worth the hike. Going further up you can see how water formed the canyon - there's a 15-20' dry waterfall, and further along you can scramble up some rocks for a little adventure.

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Robert Carey Jr
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Nature tripsGreat!

Absolutely beautiful. Short, gradual uphill walk to natural bridge. Take in the views of the bridge from both sides but don’t stop there. Keep walking while taking in the views of the dry waterfalls along they way. The way the water smooths out the rocks and canyon is so incredible. The different colors and textures almost make the rocks look as if they are shimmering. Highly recommend

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Glenn LaTerre
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Mabi de Galvez
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FishingGreat!

We just got to the natural bridge cause it was time to go. Short hike but worth it!

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Joe Sokol
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Weiping Wang
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Gary Allen
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This hike is NOT as far as advertised- not even close. The hike from car to natural bridge is ~.4m at most. It was more inclined than we thought it would be- and was at the end of the day with multiple other hikes, so we turned around at the bridge. Pretty neat bridge and the panorama of the Salt Flats on the way back down make it well worth the effort!

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Jill Friend
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Lots to see with the dry waterfalls and bridge, not too long of a hike if you only go the bridge.

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Guy Strauss
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A must see iconic formation. Brief walk from the car park to the arch. Past the arch, it’s ok, but time better spent in one of the canyon trails.

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Tina Andres
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WalkingGreat!

Easy hike stop at the arch that is the bridge no point no views going on and eventually hit a dead end. Was short and nice view

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Nikki Falci
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A stunner with a little uphill climb, 1st stop the bridge, 2nd to the dry falls and the rest is up to you.

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Ian Santander
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HikingGreat!IcyOff trail

It’s easy at first but you can go off and find the secret path. You find the path you are off to greatness but there are always risks. Wannabes and people who are bored will bring their whole families to the bride to take pictures. If you are the real thing go explore further. It does not end where the rock ends. There are no signs...

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Ananya Datta
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Arka Ghosh
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Kayla Sanchez
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Really short hike. The rock formations and colors are amazing to look at. Wasn’t crowded at all. At one point there was no one else. People were saying that you need an AWD vehicle to get to the trailhead which I do drive, but honestly I saw other cars without AWD that did just fine especially going slow. There wasn’t really any crazy potholes or anything.

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Gretel .
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This trail is NOT 4 miles. For some reason AllTrails starts counting the dirt road you have to drive on to get to the trail. It’s an easy trail with a mild incline. The natural bridge is in the earlier part of the trail but you can feel free to go past it until you reach a natural dead end.

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Tamara Port
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Love this trail. The colors of the rocks along this trail are so beautiful

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Provençal Le Gaulois
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I hiked this trail on January 1st. It’s nice and short. If you feel adventurous, try to climb a few rocks at the end of the trail and walk for a few minutes, it’s cool.

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Ryan Kossman
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Rachel Cannon
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HikingGreat!

11-4-20 visited many times, I like to take people on this hike because it is easy and you get to see Death Valleys largest natural bridge by volume! It's beautiful at sunset when the Ray's come through the canyon. This canyon also shows how water really shapes our Valley not only with the bridge but with the numerous dry falls and the unique canyon formations. When you reach the large dry fall at the end you can climb over it, and explore further back into a canyon which is neat. Theres a big boulder that got caught between the Canyon walls. I stop at a 12, maybe 15 foot, dry fall, but I'm fairly certain more experienced climbers go beyond even that... side note there is a trail that goes to the left side above this Canyon walk as well. Perfect for families, or people that are genuinely fascinated by how nature works.

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Kimberly Coble
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Did this trail on December 12, 2020 You don’t need a 4x4 vehicle to get to the trailhead. It’s a gravel road that has minor washboard and a few small pot holes. The trail is amazing and if you climb the 15’ +/- rock at the end then you can go further into the canyon. I elected not to scale it. A little to steep for me. No ropes or a ladder present. The natural bridge is showing many cracks in it so not sure how long it’s going to last.

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Anil kumar Desabhaktula
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It would be nice to drive 4WD and/or high clearance vehicle to the trail head.

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Aaron Leasor
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