Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Overview / Map of Rainbow Bridge

At A Glance

Things To Know Before You Come 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. At current lake levels, the hike from the Rainbow Bridge dock to the bridge is approximately 1.25 ...

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Planning Your Visit

Directions By Boat: 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. Proceed to the mouth of Forbidding Canyon (buoy ...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How did Dangling Rope get its name? A: An early Colorado River runner found a rope hanging from the rocks in the back of the canyon. It was presumed to be left by mid-twentieth century uranium mining expeditions. The river runners originally called it Hanging Rope Canyon, but over ...

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In A Nutshell

Getting Around By Boat Rainbow Bridge is only accessible by boat or by land over a 14 mile trail. Visitors may take their personal boats to Rainbow Bridge. Boat tours to the Bridge are available from Aramak, the park's concessioner. Once you dock your boat there is a two-mile trail to ...

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