Nature & Science

Rainbow Bridge with Navajo Mountain in background and a shade shelter in foreground.

Photo: Scott Dowd

The approach to Rainbow Bridge from the water. Mountain in the background.
Bighorn sheep


Rainbow Bridge National Monument protects and preserves 160 acres of the Colorado Plateau, a vast landscape of colorful buttes, mesas, canyons, and cliffs. Arid to semi-arid, the region supports a complex and often fragile ecosystem. Plants and wildlife have developed unique adaptations to the hot, arid conditions of their environment and contribute to the rich diversity of life in the area.

Critters everywhere!

How does our garden grow?

Natural Features & Ecosystems
Rainbow Bridge geology

Last updated: August 28, 2015

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

Page, AZ 86040


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