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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Rainbow Bridge National Monument by using our Page trip planner .
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  • Everyone should see this and this area - if you have to pay up for the boat trip just do it. It is a national monument and the park service does a nice job of managing it with the rising and falling l...  more »
  • We were pressed for time so did the boat tour instead of the hike from Navajo Mountain (also, let's be real, it's a long hike; we're not in that great of shape). The ferry on Lake Powell is extremely ...  more »
  • You should necessarily descend to the bridge, you will not regret it. You can descend through beautiful wooden ladders.
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  • SPECTACULAR! The boat tour is wonderful and super organized. Staff is very friendly and professional. If you try to book online and it's sold out, don't give up. As soon as we got in Page we went to the Marina to ask for available cruises for the next day and... we were lucky there were spots available for us! Sometimes people cancel and if you go in person to the Marina you can be as lucky as we were. This is a MUST SEE attraction and enough reason to visit the region.
  • We went February 17th, 2018. Extremely cold on top but warm in cabin. There was complimentary water and lemonade and granola bars. We packed a picnic for the two jour trip back. Everything and everyone were so nice. Whatever you bring in the park, pack out with you. Let's keep it clean! This is an amazing tour. We've done everything in Page, Grand Canyon, Horshoe Bend, and Antelope Canyon. I would do everyone of them again. Trust me, you need a good camera, walking sticks and water on trails. Love every second of your time here. You'll be back to reality soon so enjoy this and leave the grumpy folks at home.
  • Access by boat is the main means of getting to Rainbow Bridge but it is possible to spend a week hiking in from the east on the Rainbow Trail. When the Lake Powell water level is low, expect a hike of up to several miles to get to the class A sized natural bridge. At high water, the water will actually lap under the bridge.
  • This is definitely a must-see. It's a beautiful arch tucked in the canyon. The boat ride in has countless sights as well. Worth the trip if you have a boat to get in there!
  • Amazing place. It's fun to hike.
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