Natural Bridge Falls | Big Timber, Montana
I just realized I only posted once in June! It wasn't for lack of doing things but more lack of motivation. Things are getting down to the wire on job applications, interviews, and taking my Montana law exam so I've been busy! Anyways my parents and I went to Natural Bridge Falls near Big Timber and it was beyond beautiful. Unfortunately we were about a week too late to see the waterfalls in action. The falls in the spring from excess water actually topple over top and it's just beautiful.
Where: Natural Bridge Falls
When: June 2018
Again as I am SO bad at directions I will post directions here. It's about 1.5 hours from Bozeman but the drive is beautiful. The road winds along mountain ranges, farm fields, and a river. You turn off at Big Timber and head towards McLeod.
The waterfall is absolutely beautiful. Like I said, if you can see it in the picture below, where the guy in red is standing there is actually water run off there making the waterfalls huge in the spring. There are a ton of trails all around the waterfalls and plenty of picnic tables to stop and enjoy your lunch. If you are looking for more detailed information visit this website!
We decided to hike down the side of the cliff to get closer to the waterfall. It was a little slippery on the way down but well worth the views. The hike back up is pretty easy as long as you don't stop! Apparently one guy watched the waterfall for years, studying the currents, and kayaked over the very top. I think he wrecked but survived!
I would highly recommend this area. It's actually one of those best kept secrets as many people kept asking on Instagram where my photos were from! It's absolutely beautiful and worth the drive. I would love to go back and camp.
Down the road a little there are some awesome camping spots on the river. We drove down, stopped, ate our lunch, and enjoyed the views.