Natural Bridge

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Back in Mayish a friend did a little solo road trip over to the Natural Bridge on the Boulder River about two hours away.  She posted beautiful pictures of the back road she drove instead of the interstate. K, J and I decided we should do the same trip. The bridge itself had been on my to do list for awhile and after showing people images, it was easy to get them to go along too for the day.

We went in June to make sure everything was green. Swingley Road was absolutely gorgeous. The mountain views were amazing. I have done the interstate route time and time again and it has become a bit boring. It was good to travel a new route and renew my appreciation of those mountains. We did the road both ways, both times it was different and amazing.
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Once we arrived at the bridge, we walked all over the place. There is a beautiful wood bride in place now to cross the river.
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View from wood bridge of water disappearing below ground.

We went on the trails, but then we ventured down into the canyon and got as close to the opening as we dared.
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From the far rim of the canyon.
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Climbing down was pretty fun, there are climbing routes set up too!
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We walked along the top of the canyon until we were cut off by private property.
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Of course we wondered down on the bridge itself.
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This is the side the water comes out, you can’t see much, but it’s still cool.

The bridge as it is now will end up with water flowing over it when the water is high enough. There used to be another section of bridge that collapsed that was the original land bridge. That would have been pretty cool to see. Even so, for just being a hole in the wall where water comes out, the natural bridge is still a sweet site to visit.

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