Kachina Bridge

Kachina Bridge (HM1R13)

Location: Lake Powell, UT 84533 San Juan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.845', W 110° 1.702'

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Kachina (Ka-cheé-na) Bridge was named for the Hopi kachina spirits which frequently displayed lightning snake symbols on their bodies. Similar snake patterns were carved by prehistoric people on the base of Kachina Bridge.

Kachina Bridge is the best place in the monument to observe the making of a natural bridge. Here meandering streams cut downward into the Cedar Mesa Sandstone, leaving a thin wall of rock. The streams attacked the wall from both sides, eroding the weaker areas. Eventually, the streams broke through the wall creating a natural bridge.

Kachina Bridge is still being enlarged by the streams. Flash floods wear away at the abutments and gravity pulls at loose rocks.
HM NumberHM1R13
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 13th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 585772 N 4161592
Decimal Degrees37.59741667, -110.02836667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.845', W 110° 1.702'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 50.7" N, 110° 1' 42.12" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Continental Divide Trail, Lake Powell UT 84533, US
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