Encompassing just 160 square acres of land, Rainbow Bridge National Monument is one of the smallest units of the National Park Service. However, what it lacks in size it more than makes up for with an abundance of unique and interesting features. The primary feature is of course Rainbow Bridge itself, one of the largest natural bridges in the world. During the summer months rangers are on site daily at the Rainbow Bridge viewing area to provide interpretive programs and information on the geology and cultural history of Rainbow Bridge. Group programs can be arranged throughout the year with advance notice.
When is Rainbow Bridge National Monument open? Launch ramps are open all day, year-round when water level allows.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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For information about regulations and important safety concerns.
Access to Rainbow Bridge National Monument is only via boat or by backpacking from Navajo Mountain. Permits are required from the Navajo Nation for backpack trips.
Hiking to the Bridge
At current lake levels, the hike from the Rainbow Bridge dock to the bridge is approximately 1.25 miles (1.8km). Click the link for more information about hiking to Rainbow Bridge from around Navajo Mountain.
There is no lodging, food, or other services at Rainbow Bridge. There is boat gas and limited food services at Dangling Rope Marina, approximately 10 miles south of Rainbow Bridge.
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, although a seperate unit of the National Park Service, is administered by Glen Canyon. All services originate from there. Find out more about this amazing site.