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    NATURAL BRIDGE - YOHO NATIONAL PARK

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Natural Bridge is only a couple miles from the town of Field, BC and there is easy access on the Emerald Lake Road to the parking area. This Natural Bridge of rock spans the raging waters of the Kicking Horse River.


Carved out of stone the waters gush under a rock bridge that used to be accessible to hikers but has become too dangerous. This was once the location of a waterfall, but the softer rock located below the Natural Bridge's hard limestone upper layer eroded more quickly. Cracks in the softer rock widened over time, mostly due to the trememdous forces of freezing and thawing water in the spring and fall, until the water flowed entirely underneath.

NATURAL BRIDGE


NATURAL BRIDGE
ROCK FLOUR MAKES THE WATER
THIS BRILLIANT BLUE COLOR



The Kicking Horse Fire Road trailhead starts here and can deliver you to the spot where Amiskwi River and Emerald River merge with the Kicking Horse River. Be on the lookout for moose, deer, wapiti and other animals near the salt mineral lick.

NATURAL BRIDGE
IT IS NOT ADVISABLE TO CROSS THE NATURAL BRIDGE.
THE ROCK HAS ERODED TO THE POINT IT IS NO LONGER SAFE.


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