Historic photo of a man and a horse posing in front of Rainbow Bridge. First photograph of Rainbow Bridge taken.
Professor Byron Cummings at Rainbow Bridge.

NAU / Tad Nichols Collection

There are many stories associated with Rainbow Bridge. One of the most colorful is the 1909 Cummings-Douglass Expedition. Read scholar Stephen Jett's fascinating article about the expedition:

Stephen Jett's The Great "Race" to "Discover" Rainbow Natural Bridge in 1909 (pdf file, 271kb)


Last updated: September 3, 2020

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