Natural Bridges National Monument is located about 38 miles west of Blanding in Southeast Utah along Highway 95 at an elevation of about 6500 feet. Three large natural bridges are found here Kachina, Sipapu and Owachomo. These names were changed to represent the local history of the Hopi Indians. You can see all three of these bridges from Bridge View Drive. Also in the area are several Ancestral Puebloan ruins visible from Bridge View Drive. The area is also known for some of the darkest night skies in the United States which makes it an ideal location for photographing the night skies. There is a nice campground right at the monument. Unfortunately it was cloudy the night we stayed there. Beyond Natural Bridges you’ll cross the eastern end of Lake Powell and the Colorado River. Then on to the small town of Hanksville Utah. Definitely a place to see if you’re in the area. This is out in the middle of nowhere so make sure you fill up your gas tank. It is about 126 miles between Blanding and Hanksville.