Natural Bridge in Yellowstone

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Natural Bridge

Located just south of Bridge Bay Campground, Natural Bridge was formed by cycles of freezing and thawing of Bridge Creek. Natural Bridge now stands 30 feet wide, towering 50 feet over Bridge Creek. You can visit this interesting site on either foot or bicycle.

How do I get to Natural Bridge?

Hiking - From Bridge Bay Campground
From the campground follow a meandering trail through the forest until it meets up with a service road. The road leads directly to the Natural Bridge. Follow the trail up and around the bridge and back to the road.

  • Trailhead: Bridge Bay Marina parking area near the campground.
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy

Biking - Just south of Bridge Bay
Look for the trailhead along the main road, just south of the Marina. Follow this service road out to the Natural Bridge and park your bike while you follow the trail up and around the bridge.

  • Trailhead: Just south of the Marina along the main road.
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy

When is Natural Bridge accessible?

The trail to Natural Bridge is open during the summer and fall. During the spring, trails in this area are closed for grizzly management.