Natural Bridge Road Trail

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7.1 km
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331 m
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Leading you through gorgeous and imposing canyons, the Natural Bridge Road Trail is a scenic route that is considered moderate in difficulty. The highlight of the route is the trail's namesake - the natural bridge rock formation that overhangs between the two canyon faces.

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Route Description for Natural Bridge Road Trail

The Nature Bridge Road Trail can be started at two different locations. You can either choose to do the route starting from Badwater Road and hiking up Natural Bridge Road or you can drive up Natural Bridge Road and use the designated trailhead. We recommend using the allotted trailhead as walking along designated park roads can be dangerous.

Having arrived at the trailhead, follow the Natural Bridge Trail northeast as it makes its way through a canyon. The Natural Bridge Trail itself is very straightforward. Simply follow the well marked route as it makes its way through the canyon, picking up elevation as it goes.

The Natural Bridge Trail will bring you to the natural bridge and other unique rock formations, where it will then end. After you have gotten a chance to enjoy the view and take some pictures, simply turn around and backtrack your steps towards your vehicle.

Getting to the Natural Bridge Road Trail Trailhead

The trailhead for the Natural Bridge Road Trail is located off of Natural Bridge Road in Death Valley National Park.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground


  • When to do


  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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