Sipapu Natural Bridge in Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Photo by Jay Wilbur
NABSQNO 12S-587239-4163673. Sipapu Natural Bridge is a meander natural bridge eroded through Cedar Mesa Sandstone by White Canyon Creek. It is one of three large examples of this type of natural arch that are located in Natural Bridges National Monument, in San Juan County, Utah. Access is via a moderately strenuous hiking trail from a parking lot along the loop drive in the Monument. It is well worth the effort to descend into White Canyon via this trail so that the bridge can be fully appreciated from vantage points below and around it.
Sipapu Natural Bridge has a span of 225 feet, a height of 144 feet, a width of 41 feet, and a thickness of 53 feet. These values were obtained with the aid of precision laser ranging equipment and conform to the standard dimension definitions recommended by NABS.
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