Day 4– Keane Wonder Bridge

Today we were granted a very special privilege. Those who are following my trip are aware of my efforts to document all of the known natural bridges in the park. As it turns out, one of the little-known natural bridges is located in the Keane Wonder Mine area. But that area has been closed for 5+ years now with no reopening date on the horizon. Thankfully, the park service was kind enough to grant me access and guide me in to see Keane Wonder Bridge. I am very appreciative of their assistance in putting together my database of the bridges in the park, as my list would have been incomplete without this bridge. As the area remains closed to the general public, I will not be publishing a trip report on the Keane Wonder Bridge area at this time. I will add a couple photos to my Death Valley Natural Bridges page upon returning home. The Keane Wonder Mine area remains closed for good reason. I don’t want to write specifics online, but those reasons were explained to me and it seems to be a very wise decision for the time being. So please respect the closure, and don’t go searching for the bridge, because there are safety issues that many people are not aware of. I was likely the only hiker granted access since the area has been closed and I was guided around certain hazards on our way to the hidden location of Keane Wonder Bridge.

Keane Wonder Bridge is quite beautiful to look at
Keane Wonder Bridge is quite beautiful to look at
On this day, we spotted 13 Bighorn sheep
On this day, we spotted 13 Bighorn sheep