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.
Rainbow Bridge National Monument reviews
We made the long water run just so the kids could say they’ve been there. Hot,Hot,Hot!! Good thing dangling rope is close by with gas and ice cream. more »
See my review of Renegade Boat Rentals. I had decided to take my grandchildren on a trip and had always wanted to go to Rainbow Bridge so I started researching the best way to do it. In all we... more »
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.
Plan your trip to Page
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Page
Side trips from Page
Hidden gems in Page
Wildlife in Page
Tours in Page
Trips to Rainbow Bridge National Monument by other users
18 days in Continental USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Santa Fe Durango Moab 15 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Phoenix Sedona Grand Canyon National Park 28 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Prescott Sedona Grand Canyon National Park 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Denver Estes Park Yellowstone National Park 12 days in New Mexico, Arizona & Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Santa Fe Chinle Page 10 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM CANADA Page Grand Canyon National Park Sedona