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1.2 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~400 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Death Valley National Park Topo Map

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Natural Bridge Canyon Trail

California | Death Valley

  • Beautiful Natural Bridge in Death Valley National Park.
  • Natural Bridge hike in Death Valley National Park, California.
  • Natural Bridge hike in Death Valley National Park, California.

Activities & Features


Natural Bridge Canyon is great hike or the whole family in Death Valley. The bridge for which this trail is aptly named is only only about 15 mins from the parking lot. It is 40 ft. high and 25 ft. wide and is still growing with each flash flood that rushed through the canyon. Further up the canyon hikers can expect dry waterfalls and "wax drippings" which are formed when water drips down the canyon walls and forms a specific kind of mud. The dry waterfalls marks the turnaround point. The canyon has a relatively steep slope to it so keep an eye on small children. Caution: Heat stroke is a real possibility on this trail, especially in the summer. Use caution and common sense before stepping onto any trail in Death Valley during the heat of the day and always bring plenty of water. There is camping available in Death Valley National Park.

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Contact: Death Valley National Park P.O. Box 579 Death Valley, CA 92328

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