Escalante Natural Bridge

EASY 27 reviews

Escalante Natural Bridge is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Escalante, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

river

views

no shade

historic site

This is a fun trail that requires multiple river crossings so be prepared to get your feet wet. It can be HOT and sandy in summer. along the south side of the canyon walking you'll first come to the natural bridge, then to petroglyphs, then to a jughandle type arch all on the south side of the river, all fairly close together. for an easy added treat when done, walk to the southeast corner of the concrete bridge adjacent to the trailhead parking lot - there's an easily visible (but inaccessible) granary on the south side of the creek (directly below the formation Kiva Koffehouse sits on), viewable while standing on the pavement

1 month ago

Fun hike!

hiking
5 months ago

pretty, but hot and sandy in summer

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail! Five river crossings, so be prepared. We had a lot of fun though.

8 months ago

Great trail for kids. We took our three kids 5, 7, & 10 years old. Bring sandals! 5 creek crossings each way.

9 months ago

Easy and great because you can get in the water when hot. Be careful of the rocks you sit on in the water though, I saw tiny leaches on them!

10 months ago

Wish the trail woulda been marked. We ended up going to the petroglyphs by accident, which I'm glad we found those. But we had started out looking for this trail.

You will be going in and out if the stream a few times so wear shoes you can get wet

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Excellent Hike, easy and very rewarding. Four water crossings back to the bridge, but that is just the start. Unmentioned, you cross the river on the north side of the arch, if you continue 15 minutes further on the social trail you will be led to a large hieroglyph panel, Sunset Arch, and a Fremont cliff dwelling When you arrive at the cliff dwelling, the hieroglyph is at the top of a small rise on your left. This also places you at the base of the arch, but to see it you cross the river one more time and walk 3 more minutes and is comes into view on your left.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Nice stroll along the river, a few semi-deep river crossings so wear sandals or water shoes and shorts! No difficulty whatsoever but pleasant + nice bridge. Our intro hike to Escalante!

camping
Monday, October 25, 2010

Great area to hike. I went there twice this year and going back next year.

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