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Geologic Formation
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 signed up several months ago to do the "cruise" and short hike to Rainbow Bridge on Lake Powell. It is a very popular trip, so must be signed up well in advance Lake Powell is so beautiful in itsel...  more »
  • An easy hike to a great photo op - definitely worth a stop if you're in the area. We'd already toured Arches National Park but there's no such thing as too many rock formations.  more »
  • Rainbow bridge is definitely worth the seeing. We navigated the narrow waterways on our smaller power boat and were surprised when we arrived to see 2 houseboats docked. Not sure how they did that, an...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Amazing views to see something that took millions of years to create. Pay attention to all the rock formations and water seeping out of the Navajo sandstone. Ask the ranger about the geology of the area and how the arch was formed. The rangers are always friendly, fascinating people and know a lot about the landmarks and parks.