Though its "discovery" by the outside world was only a hundred years ago, people native to the area have known about Rainbow Bridge for centuries. It is also quite likely that prospectors, ranchers, and others happened across the bridge in their wanderings.
Learn the interesting story of the official expedition that put Rainbow Bridge on the map.
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.
Last updated: February 14, 2024