Sipapu Natural Bridge currently ranks #13 on the list of all known natural bridges and arches in the world. With a span of 268 feet and towering at 220 above the dry river bottom below, it is an impressive natural bridge to look at. Located in south-eastern Utah in Natural Bridges National Monument, you can see it along with two equally interesting bridges, Kachina and Owachomo, on one short visit. The trail to the bottom is just .6 miles (1 km) and offers lots of good looks at the bridge.

Below are some pictures from our visit. We were the only ones in the park at the time. Sipapu is little visited compared to the more popular arches like Delicate arch or Landscape arch. You can look at a list of all the natural bridges and arches I’ve visited, along with useful descriptions and advice, here.

Sipapu Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Sipapu Natural Bridge from above
Sipapu Natural Bridge trail, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Beginning of trail down
Sipapu Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monumet, Utah
Partway down trail
Sipapu Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monumet, Utah
Slickrock overlook of Sipapu natural bridge
Sipapu Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monumet, Utah
Fabricated steps on trail down
Sipapu Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monumet, Utah
Nearing the bottom
Sipapu Natural Bridge trail, Natural Bridges National Monumet, Utah
One of two wooden ladders on trail

Sipapu Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monumet, Utah

Sipapu Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monumet, Utah

Sipapu Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monumet, Utah

Sipapu Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monumet, Utah

Sipapu Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monumet, Utah
Fisheye from below bridge

I’ve written a detailed arcticle about Sipapu here.

To read about Natural Bridges National Monument, where Sipapu is, go here.

A list of all the natural bridges and arches I’ve visited, along with useful descriptions and advice, is here.

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