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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We walked to this landmark as part of the day long boat trip on Lake Powell. It is an easy walk from the boat and you can approach all the way to the bridge although not walk under it for Navajo relig... read more »
We brought some friends with us and took a boat ride out to see the bridge. It was a beautiful day, and a nice hike. Great place to visist
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Hello. My granddaughter would love to see Rainbow Bridge but would prefer to hike to it instead of arriving on a boat and go on a tour. She is 17. Can ANYONE help us regarding finding a group that will also hike there or know how we can arrange for someone to assist us with our hike? Also, when we do hike this area, where do we start from and how long will it take for us to get to Rainbow Bridge from the starting point of the hike? We are arriving on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Your assistance is GREATLY appreciated!
Accessible only by water Rainbow Bridge is one of my favorite arches in southern Utah. If you can take a tour from wahweap marina, that's great, but the best way to see it is to kayak up and enjoy the moment without the crowds. There's also a dinosaur track near by so keep your peepers peeled.
The boat tour is fun, but I was fortunate enough to backpack in with a group. The only way you can see the other side of the monument. Incredible.
It is a magical and spiritual place and I'm not into all that stuff normally. If you decide to rent a boat and drive there yourself you better drive fast. It took us 3 hours to get there and 3 hours back. Plus plan on at least a 20 minute hike there and 20 back. But the payoff is immense. Plus make sure the navigator can read a map as the cliffs can be deceiving. The waves can are choppy especially in bad weather. Its hard work to get there but it was worth it.
Well kept trail for a breathtaking view
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