Bryce Canyon National Park (part 4): Natural Bridge

When I went to share this post, I tried to look up the name of this arch… and from what I can tell, its name is “Natural Bridge”. The reason I say that is I can’t find any other name for it, but I did find information pointing out that it is a bit of a misnomer because it is indeed an arch and not a natural bridge. The distinction being that a natural bridge is generally formed by flowing water undercutting the rock and leaving the bridge structure in place, while an arch is formed by weather processes like winds and freeze/thaw cycles but not flowing water.

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  1. Laura Kushner

    October 10, 2022 at 5:33am

    I have only been to Bryce once during mud season. It was impossible to hike more than 100 yards without having 10 lbs of orange mud clinging to your boots. Otherwise, a beautiful place.

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