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Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Page

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One of the world's largest natural bridges, Rainbow Bridge National Monument spans 71 m (234 ft) in the isolated foothills of Navajo Mountain. Though known for centuries by Native Americans who held the bridge scared, and sighted by trappers, prospectors, and cowboys in the 1800s, the existence of this massive sandstone bridge was not made public knowledge until 1909. To reach it, take a boat trip on Lake Powell, followed by a 1.6 km (1 mi) hike from the dock that crosses rugged terrain. Both the bridge and the trail are on Navajo tribal lands, and the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of this. It is not illegal to approach or walk under the arch, but the Park Service requests that you stay in the viewing area. Add Rainbow Bridge National Monument to your Page travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Page vacation route planner.
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  • Rainbow Bridge is an incredible display of Mother Nature. The park service does a great job at making the site easy to get to and the rangers are fantastic. They were very helpful and answered questio...  more »
  • Beautiful and well maintained park. It is an amazing sight and well worth the long boat ride there. I would hope to return someday.  more »
  • Took morning boat trip to rainbow bridge and it didn't disappoint. Beautiful views of canyon with historical narration available. Hike to bridge easy. Lovely July afternoon.  more »
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  • What an amazing national monument. What an amazing history. Breath-taking views. Amazing native-american history as well. We rode by jet-ski to the location from Glen Canyon. I hope to go back one day.
  • This place is absolutely amazing. Wish it wasn't so remote, but that also makes it so unspoiled. Just Google it (no pun intended). The place is amazing. Worth the pricey boat ride to get out there.
  • It's hard to believe until you actually visit this arch that you could fit The Statue of Liberty underneath it. It's huge. Lake Powell's canyons get tight for a houseboat up to this pier but definitely worth the challenge and the short sandy hike. Some lovely efforts have been made to maintain the natural flora and fauna despite some careless tourists hiking off-trail!
  • Rainbow bridge is the largest natural rockspan in the world. It is sacred to indegenous people and can only be reached by the general public via boat. The boat ride in is spectacular, narrowing until you reach a dock. From here a short walk takes you to the Bridge. It can be very hot on the trail, so take water with you.
  • If you are in the area this is a must see. It is a very inspiring and breathtaking monument

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Where to stay in Page

For a chance to explore Arizona's famous canyon country without missing out on all the comforts of home, stay at a hotel or bed and breakfast in or near Page. A convenient base for exploring the surrounding area, this small town contains plenty of well-stocked shops, bars, and restaurants. If you don't need many modern amenities and prefer to experience the region from a less urban location, consider a campground near Lake Powell, located just 3.2 km (2 mi) from the center of the city.
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