Getting to the Monument
Rainbow Bridge is only accessible by boat on Lake Powell or by land over a 14+ mile trail from the Navajo Nation. See the map to understand the monument's remote location.
Trips to Rainbow Bridge may be made across Lake Powell in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area using private, rental, or tour boats. From Wahweap, Antelope Point, and Dangling Rope, travel north. From Bullfrog and Halls Crossing, travel south.
You may backpack to Rainbow Bridge across Navajo Nation lands. A permit from the Navajo Nation is required.
At the Monument
Most visitors would arrive via boat to the park courtesy dock, available for short-term docking. 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.
Last updated: July 24, 2023