• As you approach the viewing area from the docks, Rainbow Bridge peeks out from behind the cliffs.

    Rainbow Bridge

    National Monument Utah

People

Louisa Wetherill

Louisa Wetherill was told of Rainbow Bridge by a Navajo trader, and she convinced her husband to lead the Cummings-Douglass expedition.

Though its "discovery" by the outside world was only a hundred years ago, American Indians have known about Rainbow Bridge for centuries. It is also quite likely that prospectors, ranchers, and others happened across the bridge in their wanderings.

The story of the official recorded discovery of Rainbow Bridge is an interesting one. Click on the link above to read about this modern day exploration party.

Did You Know?

Revegetation sign

This sign means the area is being revegetated to try to repair the scars left by various people making their own paths to Rainbow Bridge. Please stay on the trail and let the beauty of the plants grow around you.