A Rainbow Turned to Stone

Rainbow Bridge is one of the world's largest known natural bridges. The span has undoubtedly inspired people throughout time--from the neighboring American Indian tribes who consider Rainbow Bridge sacred, to the 85,000 people from around the world who visit it each year.

Please visit Rainbow Bridge in a spirit that honors and respects the cultures to whom it is sacred.

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How did Rainbow Bridge Form?

Swoopy Rocks and Curvy Streams

Wind, rain, ice, and ever-present water working on hard and soft sandstone: Learn more about the geologic processes that formed Rainbow Bridge.

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Padre Bay in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Although Rainbow Bridge National Monument is a separate unit of the National Park Service, it is managed by Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

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100 years of Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Rainbow Bridge Centennial

On May 30, 2010, the National Park Service commemorated the 100th anniversary of Rainbow Bridge becoming a National Monument.

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