A Rainbow Turned to Stone Rainbow Bridge is one of the world's largest known natural bridges. The span has undoubtedly inspired people throughout time--from the neighboring American Indian tribes who consider Rainbow Bridge sacred, to the 85,000 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.

Absolutely amazing! Went by boat and then hiked.

We did the rainbow bridge boat tour. The boat ride there is incredible! It is 2 hours there and 2 hours back but so worth it. You get an hour and a half at the rainbow bridge. Since we did the tour the hike was about a mile. The view from the boat was spectacular! When you start the hike you can see the rainbow bridge in the distance. We went in October so not a lot of water under the rainbow bridge.

nature trips
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Took the ferry from Wahweap Marina on an all day tour with an hour at the bridge. Well worth the visit.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

The 23 mile trail is from the Navajo Mt. Side. There's a trail on the Lake side that is accessible by boat only. There is tour boats that go there. The trail is around 1/2 - 1 mile depending on lake level. Best to get there early because most of the trail is in the shade. Always remember any trail in the Lake Powell area. You need to carry water. It is a desert.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

My then-girlfriend (now wife) and I hiked the South Trail into Rainbow Bridge. (The map on this site shows the North Trail.) It was a truly life-changing experience. We didn't see another soul over our 3 days on the trail. Be careful: the first water is at the 9-mile mark. Also, there's a lot of elevation change. You work your way in and out of steep canyons for the first 6 miles. The NPS link I pasted below has a pretty good description of the trail. I'd recommend that you ask one of the local Navajo if you can park on their property. They'll keep your vehicle safe. We parked at Marlo's house and paid $20 as a courtesy. He and his wife were very friendly.

http://www.nps.gov/rabr/planyourvisit/upload/RainbowBridgeSouthTrail040709.pdf

Monday, December 12, 2016

surfing
Tuesday, September 06, 2016