Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah

Natural Bridges National Monument’s entrance is at the end of highway UT 275, which is roughly 35 miles (56 km) west on UT 95 of Blanding, Utah, in southeast Utah. Natural Bridges has made protecting its dark sky a priority, and in 2007 it became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). This beautiful site in southeast Utah was declared a National Monument in 1908. The bridges are named Kachina, Owachomo and Sipapu in honor of the Native Americans that once made this area their home. A stargazer gave EarthSky the following description: “No light pollution, elevated, clear and dry.”

need to call and find out if accessible at night

June 28, 2016

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