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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  • We were lucky enough to view the bridge on our flight-seeing tour, which I highly recommend. It is the largest natural bridge in the world and is a formation of pinkish sandstone. It is spiritually im...  more »
  • Rainbow Bridge is only accessible from Lake Powell. If you are boating on the lake, then making a day trip to go to Rainbow Bridge could be fun. It is about 39 mile boat ride from Antelop Marina to Ra...  more »
  • I booked the airplane as we were short of time and would not have time for the boat and walk although would have been amazing pictures we were only ones in the 6 seat plane and the pilot took us over ...  more »
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  • A must see if you are at Lake Powell. Make sure you have your water bottle with you!! The walk has a half way point stop and the shaded benches provide some relief from the sun. Some of the walk is slight uphill and some slight downhill. Nothing is too strenuous poor steep. You need to walk all the way up to the plaques behind the bridge. What a stunning view. Great photo opportunities!
  • Took a 50 mile boat trip from one end of Lake Powell to the other. Cruised at about 30-39 miles per hour. We rented our boat from B &T Marina great rental place. They provided the map and details about the lake. The walk at the time we got to Rainbow arch took about 20 minutes. The park service has bathroom and a nice dock and pathway. Largest bridge this side of the Mississippi.
  • A great natural wonder to see. The guide stationed out there to talk about the history was fun to listen to. We hiked in from the water and it wasn't too long even though we had little kids. Lots of people made it up there with little kids even though it was the height of summer and over 100 degrees. Do make sure to bring water (there are signs there to remind you to do that). There are occasional pockets of shade to rest in.
  • Rainbow Bridge has to be seen in person to appreciate its size and setting. Took a boat tour through Lake Powell Resorts. Crew was professional, boat was comfortable and there was good narration along the 7 hour round trip. Amazing water and cliff views. Easy walk from the dock to the Bridge. One of the crew even pointed out a dinosaur footprint. Would definitely recommend this tour.
  • Rainbow bridge is a MUST SEE!! My family and I explored Lake Powell for 6 days and visiting Rainbow Bridge was on the top of our list, for good reason! Absolutely breath taking! Go early in the morning and if possible, rent a private boat, you’ll beat the crowd and be able to capture some incredible photos without tourist in your shot. Also, be sure to continue past the bridge, you’ll find cool plaques in the mountain side of the first explorers who found Rainbow Bridge.
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