There are plenty of picturesque landscapes to be found along the dirt road to Gemini Bridges and it seems as if the closer a driver gets to this famous landmark, the weirder the scenery gets. A previous article describes the long drive to Metal Masher Road, which is practically next door to the twin natural bridges. There is a short access road that goes to a parking area next to this landmark and the walking distance to the Gemini Bridges is short, so practically anybody can experience this unique geological rarity.
The Gemini Bridges are perched on top of a very high red rock bluff that overlooks a pocket canyon way down below. There are no foot paths on the bare bedrock surface up top and visitors are free to roam where they wish. Crossing the twin spans to the other side of the small alcove that runs under the bridges is the main activity, which is safe to do. Standing on the alcove rim while gazing through the window beneath the Gemini Bridges is also an amazing experience. A visit to these side by side bedrock arches certainly is guaranteed to be a memorable one, especially early in the morning when the bright sunlight fills the void underneath.
Standing next to the bridges is not the only vantage point and distant views can be found on the opposing rim of the canyon. Care must be taken when seeking this view, because to get to a good spot a lot of canyon rim boulder hoping must be done. The other side of the canyon rim certainly is like an obstacle course and it may not appeal to everybody, but there actually is one more option. A Moab BLM OHV trail runs up the deep canyon floor to the base of Gemini Bridges, which is the best place to be for a great sunset or night landscape photo.
For those who suffer from acrophobia, just avoid the Gemini Bridges altogether for obvious reasons. People have perished by falling off the rim in the Gemini Bridges area, so it is best to play it safe and keep any small children nearby. As long as one pays attention to the footing, there will be plenty of great memories of the Gemini Bridges to share back home!
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