Visiting Rainbow Bridge – A Natural Wonder

A great nature wonder to visit in southern Utah on the banks of Lake Powell is the massive and majestic Rainbow Bridge. Rainbow Bridge is often thought of as one of the world’s largest natural bridges. From the base to the top of the arch, the massive stone structure reaches 290 feet into the air and spans 275 feet across the arch. At the top, the arch is 42 feet thick and 33 feet wide.  The bridge has long been held sacred to Native American populations living in the region. On May 30, 1910, President William Howard Taft designated Rainbow Bridge as a National Monument to preserve this colorful formation. The best way to access Rainbow bridge is via boat. You can either rent a boat and come here yourself, or take one of the 2 hour boat tours leaving from the Page docks. There is a walk from the pier to the viewing point which somewhere close to ¾ of a mile. Rangers are available at the viewing area to answer questions and to see that  you don’t go any closer to the stone bridge.  You can hike in if you want but it takes several hours and you will need a permit from the Navajo Nation to hike into the area.