"CAve Towers" Natural Bridges National Monument Off The Beaten Path Tip by BruceDunning

  View climbing to the top of cliff ledge
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  • View climbing to the top of cliff ledge - Natural Bridges National Monument
      View climbing to the top of cliff ledge
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  • Three towers at the right of cliff face - Natural Bridges National Monument
      Three towers at the right of cliff face
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  • CAnyon view is Wow - Natural Bridges National Monument
      CAnyon view is Wow
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  • Typical roadbed-path-rough to drive - Natural Bridges National Monument
      Typical roadbed-path-rough to drive
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  • Looking up steep path- sandy and loose gravel - Natural Bridges National Monument
      Looking up steep path- sandy and loose gravel
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There is a rock canyon and high rising mountains where there are 3 of seven towers standing out on the rock cliff edge. The view is fantastic, but getting to it is not easy if you try to drive. I had the reliable 2WD SUV, and it did not want to take the risk of ruining the undercarriage on rocks and humps in the road, which also was very sandy. So after 1/2 mile, I parked and walked into the canyon edge. It was about 1 mile walk, and a nice hike to follow the road, which really is like a path, and even then not much of one. It was nothing but rocks and big ones to drive over. NOt for me, and it looked like not may tried based on the few tire tracks in the area.
The access to the Cave Towers is through a gate onto a dirt road at mile marker 101.4, and just before the Mule CAnyon ruins at MM 102 on Hwy 95

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  • Written Oct 16, 2009
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