|Sipapu Bridge - Natural Bridges National Monument|
Natural Bridges National Monument
VR 360 Nature Vacation
I have been craving going to Natural Bridges for a while, but I did not expect this hike to be so much fun. It was a blast! So many cool cliff ledges, ladders, and stairs that keep you smiling because of the uniqueness of the trail. I definitely loved it. I stated the trail a little sad that my group could not handle the whole loop trail, but I am now so very happy that we just enjoyed this trail. There was many moments I would have zipped by and not noticed if I had been rushed to get through the log trail. Because I was not rushed we did both the overlook, and to the base, and both were beautiful and so different. Because I was not rushed, I found a little water pond that made gorgeous reflection photos, and high on the cliffs we found a dwelling, and marveled at it in the binoculars. We found a dwelling along the trail tucked into the cliffs. So maybe you can tell that my inspirational thought for the day is to be ok with slowing down and stopping to smell the roses. Yes going fast might burn more calories, but I will argue that slowing down will do more by boosting your mental and emotional health than the benifit of a few extra colories that are burned. Slow down and spend more time noticing and being grateful to The One above for the beauties he has blessed us with.
|Fun Pond with Reflection of Sipapu Bridge|
2D OculusTV Trailer Video for Sipapu Bridge
The best way to check out this hike, is to grab a VR Headset, and Transport yourself here. It is an amazing way to take away the fear out of braving a trail, for you know what to expect. It will also boost the positive chemicals in your body helping you feel more happy. Here is a link to my Oculus Portfolio. If you use Oculus, click on my photo in OculusTV, and Subscribe to my channel.
Information about the Sipapu Bridge
- Natural Bridges is 5.5 hours south of SLC, close to Lake Powell.
- Trail does not allow pets.
- Trail is about 1.4 miles and is marked as Stenuous because of the bridges.
- I saw kids about 8 -10 on the trail, and they were loving the trail and the uniqueness of it, but you could also tell they hiked often.
- Trail has 2 ladders, a set of stairs, and a pole to help navigate down a steeper slick rock.
- Trail does continue on along the river bottom to the other bridges, and that loop is about 10 miles. Here is a link to the park Map
- Watch for the dwelling along the trail, and the dwelling up on the cliffs on the opposite side of the trail.
Web Story for Sipapu Bridge
AMP Web Story for VR 360 Sipapu Bridge
Sipapu Natural Bridge Web Story
2D Trailer for Immersive Nature Experience at Periodic Springs and Snake River
Palisades, Periodic Springs, and Snake River are a beautiful combo if you are thinking about heading to Wyoming for the cooler weather. So many other events you can add to it, like horseback riding, or Jackson hole, or the Tetons.
If you don't have a VR Headset, they are so much fun. I have enjoyed mine often to excercise when I can't hit a trail outdoors, and to virtually travel the world. It is so wonderful for my physical and mental health. Here are links to some great VR Headsets. Definitely worth it!
For the Virtual Reality Experience, I love to open a bottle of Cypress, get a nice breeze blowing on me, curl up in a comfy chair, and transport myself here or any of the other fun Nature Experience in my Oculus Portfolio. It is a wonderful postive boost from Nature Therapy that helps fight depression and help you feel happier. Try it out.
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