Natural Arches & Bridges in Bryce Canyon Country

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Mother Nature is always hard at work shaping Bryce Canyon Country’s awe-inspiring bridges and arches. So what distinguishes these seemingly similar rock formations? A natural bridge is created from walled cliffs primarily by moving water erosion, such as a stream or river, whereas a natural arch is influenced by other forces of nature, like water, wind, chemical weathering, and frost wedging.

An arch formation in Devils Garden just off the Hole In The Rock Road.

One of the best-known natural

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