Bridges vs Arches
It’s not just a word. Arches, such as at Arches National Park, are formed primarily by wind and frost. Bridges are formed by water eroding the base, cutting through a cliff. Natural Bridges National Monument has some dramatic natural bridges.
A river has cut a winding canyon in the area. When it undercuts one of the cliffs, emerging on the far side, Sipapu Bridge was created.
A trail allows visitors to descend to the base of the bridge. It tends to take one to a ledge for a short traverse. The rock, striped with ages of weathering, overhangs many of the ledges. Views of the bridge are frequent.
Between ledges, the trail descends steeply, sometimes with steps, and sometimes with more precipitous means.
If I hang out under a bridge, does that make me a troll?
Time to kick back and enjoy the end of the day.