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Photograph the Agate Bridge

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

3.0/5
based on 3 reviews

Description

Added by Crystal Sibson

This massive petrified log has survived as a natural bridge for centuries.

For centuries the Agate Bridge, a 110 ft stone log, has laid across an arrow withstanding corrosion from the elements.  The stone log is harder than the surrounding sandstone that it's perched upon.  The sandstone is slowly eroding away around this natural bridge. making it vulnerable to collapse.  In 1911 a group of conservationists felt that the Agate Bridge needed architectural support and installed pillars beneath the log.  In 1917 new concrete pillars were erected to replace the original masonry pillars.  The Agate Bridge is a great place to stop and shoot a few photographs while visiting the Petrified Forest National Park.

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Features

Chillin
Photography
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
ADA Accessible

Reviews

I wasn't impressed, so I went again, and again. Never really stuck with me. It's worth looking at though since it doesn't take much effort to walk up to it.

This is a quick stop within the park. It's perfect if you're short on time but want to see large petrified logs.

Road construction in the park caused us to sit and wait FOREVER. Just so you know it will take an extra hour or so to reach agate from the gate of the park for the next few weeks.

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Nearby

Hike the Crystal Forest Loop

Drive the Blue Mesa Scenic Road in Petrified Forest National Park

Hike the Blue Forest Trail in Petrified Forest NP

Walk the Blue Mesa Trail

Hike the Giant Logs and Long Logs trail to the Agate House

Painted Desert Rim Trail