Rob calls this natural bridge Cobblestone because it is eroded into a
conglomerate formation composed of rounded river rocks deposited
there eons ago. It is located in Grand Canyon N.P. above the
Colorado River on the unofficial trail between Deer Creek Falls and
Fishtail Rapids (USGS Fishtail Mesa, Arizona Quadrangle). Go
downstream from Deer Creek Falls for about a mile. From a broad
beach, look carefully for cairns leading up a narrow canyon to
the north. This trail goes above the Tapeats sandstone layer of cliffs
and is well-marked once on the route. Continue west through the
Siesta Springs area. Above the trail, at an elevation of approximately
200 to 300 feet above the River, look for the Natural Bridge above a
small side drainage. The hike via Kanab Creek was about a one
week round trip for Rob and his wife Do not attempt this hike,
or any hike into the Grand Canyon, without thoroughly researching
the route and conferring with Park Rangers.
Photo and Directions by Rob Jones.