Basic Information

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 may be 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.

Floating docks, walkways, and restrooms have been re-anchored at the back of the canyon providing access to the Rainbow Bridge trail. Visitors will enjoy an approximately 1.2-mile hike to the national monument. Concession operated boat tours will resume to the popular destination on July 29.

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Park rangers walk back to the boat from Rainbow Bridge at lake elevation 3529'. The water did not reach the trailhead at this level, so they had to walk through the wet muck. The lake level has risen enough to reattach the docks to the trailhead.

NPS / Edmonia Martinez


How to Rainbow Bridge

circles in yellow and black, text in circles: Rainbow Bridge NM Summer 2023 Virtual Visitor

All of Rainbow Bridge's Passport Stamps are physically located at Glen Canyon's various visitor centers. There is not one at Rainbow Bridge. When these visitor centers are closed we cannot access those physical Passport Stamps. So if you can't go in person, please download our stamps here. Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge are located in the yellow section of your passport book, but there is also a black version for legibility.

Last updated: July 24, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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

Page, AZ 86040


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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