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Description - Rainbow Bridge is the world's largest natural bridge. This symmetrical, salmon-pink sandstone span rises 290 feet above the floor of Bridge Canyon. Once remote and difficult to reach, the bridge is now accessible by boat from Lake Powell. The span has undoubtedly inspired people throughout time--from the neighboring American Indian tribes who consider Rainbow Bridge sacred, to the 300,000 people from around the world who visit it each year. Please visit Rainbow Bridge in a spirit that honors and respects the cultures to whom it is sacred.

While Rainbow Bridge is a separate unit of the National Park Service, it is proximate to and administered by Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Recreation - There is a short 1/2 mile trail from the Rainbow Bridge courtesy dock to Rainbow Bridge. Traditional water-based recreation activities such as swimming, fishing, water skiing, etc. are not allowed anywhere within the monument.

Climate - Summers are extremely hot with little, if any, shade. Winters are moderately cold with night time lows often below freezing. Spring weather is highly variable with extended periods of strong winds. Fall is generally mild. Temperatures range from 110°F (43°C) in June & July to O°F (-18°C) in December & January. Although precipitation is generally less than 6 inches (15 cm) annually, both heavy rains and flash flooding can occur. Recommend lightweight, light colored clothing in summer, including a hat. Layers of clothing are best other times of year.

Location - Public access to Rainbow Bridge is by boat across Lake Powell. Trips to the bridge may be made in private, rental, and tour boats. A courtesy dock is available for short-term docking while people make the 1/2 mile (.8 km) walk to the bridge. By boat, it is approximately 50 miles (80 km) from Wahweap, Bullfrog, or Halls Crossing to Rainbow Bridge.

Some people backpack to Rainbow Bridge across Navajo Nation lands. A permit from the Navajo Nation is required. You may write to: Navajo Nation, Parks and Recreation Department, Box 9000, Window Rock, Arizona 86515.


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Contact Information:
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, c/o Glen Canyon Natl Recr Area, P.O. Box 1507 , Page, AZ, 86040-1507, Phone: 520-608-6200

Additional Information:
Arizona National Forests, Parks and Monuments - This section includes the National Forests, National Parks, National Monuments, and National Historic Sites in Arizona. The Grand Canyon is the best known of these areas but there are many other spectacular sites.
Arizona's Historic Sites -
Grand Canyon Country - Grand Canyon Country encompasses northwestern Arizona. It features Grand Canyon National Park, Kaibab National Forest, and Slide Rock State Park. Flagstaff is the largest city in the region.

Links:
Rainbow Bridge National Monument - Official Park Service Site

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