Visit the Directions page for information on getting to Rainbow Bridge.

Trail to Rainbow Bridge

Begins at Courtesy Boat Dock and ends at Observation Area
Approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) one way depending on lake level
Restrooms available at Courtesy Boat Dock

Hikers can continue on trail around east side of bridge which ends at boundary fence. On the other side of the bridge are plaques honoring the Pauite guides who led white explorers to Rainbow Bridge. Echo Camp, a historic rest area for long-distance hikers, is just on the other side of the fence.

Hiking beyond Echo Camp requires an advance permit from Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation.

Dashed line representing trail from courtesy dock to observation area at base of Rainbow Bridge

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Last updated: March 18, 2024

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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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