Bridging the Gap

In this immersive educational experience, fourth grade students participate in several classroom-based programs followed by a field trip to Rainbow Bridge National Monument.
Classroom programs include:
  • An Introduction to National Parks
  • Desert Plant and Animal Adaptations
  • Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge Geology
  • The Cultural Significance of Rainbow Bridge.
The field trip consists of a 6-7 hour roundtrip experience departing from Page, Arizona with boat transportation arranged through park concessionaire, Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas.

Why Rainbow Bridge?

Rainbow Bridge National Monument is an extremely remote site with amazing stories to tell our local youth. Because it can only be reached via multi-day backpacking trip or boat, a visit to Rainbow Bridge poses geographical and economical challenges for many. Bridging the Gap serves to make the experience more accessible for local youth, and to give them a chance to explore this unique natural bridge and the significance it holds for many area tribal nations.

For more program information, please contact the Glen Canyon Education Coordinator at 928-608-6352, or contact us here.

Last updated: January 11, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040


(928) 608-6200
Receptionist available at Glen Canyon Headquarters from 7 am to 4 pm MST, Monday through Friday. The phone is not monitored when the building is closed.

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