Natural Bridges National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Natural Bridges National Monument,

7,636 acres (3,093 hectares), SE Utah; est. 1908. Located in an area of colored cliffs and box canyons, the monument contains three huge natural sandstone bridges: Owachomo (also called Rock Mound), 106 ft (32 m) high with a span of 180 ft (55 m); Kachina, 210 ft (64 m) high with a span of 206 ft (63 m); and Sipapu, 220 ft (67 m) high with a span of 268 ft (82 m). See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Natural Bridges National Monument

Address:HC 60 Box 1
Lake Powell, UT 84533

Phone:435-692-1234
Fax:435-692-1111
Web: www.nps.gov/nabr/
Size: 7,636 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on April 16, 1908.
Location:Park entrance is at the end of UT 275, 35 miles west of Blanding on UT 95.
Facilities:Campground, picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, auto touring, interpretive talks.
Special Features:Three natural bridges carved out of sandstone, including the second and third largest in the world, are protected here. Also present are Ancestral Puebloan rock art and ruins.

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One of the planet's darkest nights is here, on high Cedar Mesa, near the Natural Bridges National Monument, declared as the first of the so-called Dark Sky Parks worldwide, rated by the International Dark Sky Association as a 2 on the Bortle scale's measure of light pollution (which rates the super-lit downtowns of cities as a 9).
Forty miles west, take State 275 northwest to Natural Bridges National Monument, where you'll learn how natural bridges (much rarer than arches) form and decay.