People

Historic photo of a woman in a white pioneer dress. This is 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.

Cummings-Douglass Expedition

Learn the interesting story of the official expedition that put Rainbow Bridge on the map.

Affiliated Tribes

For many indigenous peoples in the Four Corners region, Rainbow Bridge is a spiritually occupied landscape that is inseparable from their cultural identities and traditional beliefs.

Visit the websites of the affiliated tribes to learn about their cultures through their own words.

Hopi Tribe
Kaibab Paiute Tribe
Navajo Nation
San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe
Pueblo of Zuni
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (White Mesa Band)

The park regularly consults with representatives from these six affiliated tribes, ensuring all voices are heard regarding the ongoing management of the site.

Last updated: March 9, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

c/o Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
PO Box 1507
691 Scenic View Dr

Page, AZ 86040

Phone:

(928) 608-6200
Receptionist at headquarters of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Office hours are weekdays 7am - 4pm MST.

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