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Rainbow Bridge (From Boat Docks) is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tonalea, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 29 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Lake Views Wildlife Fee No dogs
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An easy walk to Rainbow Bridge from the boat docks. Either dock your own vessel here or use the shuttle boat from Wahweap Marina. You can also get a boat tour to Rainbow Bridge from the park's concessioner.

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Andrew Hodynsky
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Jesse McKnight
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Justus Marks
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Easy 15-20 min hike from dock. Trail is a bit dusty.

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Shirley Sum Yi Ng
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Easiest way to get there is by water. Renting a powerboat seems like the only option during COVID now. Totally worth it..the powerboat experience and the rainbow bridge. Navigating the water way took some work for us newbies.

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Heidi Ertel
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The trail was super easy—not tons of elevation gain and really easy to see and follow. We drove from Wahweap and got to the boat dock around noon. There is basically no shade and it was 103 F so it was really hot. There are two small pavilions with benches and a little shade, but if there are crowds, don’t plan on being able to sit. The bridge is amazing and a must see! Well worth the short walk in the sun.

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Jaymie Christensen
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HikingNo shade

Awesome little adventure! Easy trail. No shade.

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Rick Hinkelmann
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Easy hike, beautiful and peaceful national site.

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Kristen Senft
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So I am at Lake Powell Resorts & Marina where you go for the boat tour before you can start the hike and just an FYI. This boat tour is approx 6-7hrs. From 9-3:30pm. Through the months of Nov. 1-Feb. 28th 2019, Saturday’s only. You can only take this tour on Saturday! Also the cost for adults is $135.19 and children are $85.12. You can not see Rainbow Bridge from the boat so you have to hike about 1.5 miles on a natural path. With that being said, I will be back on Saturday! Good luck friend!

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David Ortiz
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currently a mile hike with water level

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Andre and Andre
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What an unique experience! Out that way grab a boat and go, it's a must! The day after our wedding we celebrated with our wedding party and this was the goal to reach from there it was just enjoying the water. Having restrooms and piers made it easier to get to. Only complaint is people were just hanging out on their boats and not leaving to make room for more people. Boats on both sides were there before and after our hike and never got off their boat and there was a line of boats waiting.

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Nicole Danis
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Definitely one of the coolest places I have been and totally worth going. It has a spiritual feel. It’s an easy trail.

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Karen Murphy
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Very easy hike from the boat dock. we spent the past few days on a houseboat on Lake Powell do this was a must stop. Come early in the morning to avoid the tour boat crowds.

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Charlie Bare
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The arch is spectacular, but we used a group charter to get there and it was a little crowded for my tastes. The trail is good and a very easy hike.

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DeWayne Hansen
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Long boat ride, short hike from dock. Great views.

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Shawn Grogan
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took a boat with dora from wahweap marina...hike was relatively flat until the end. amazing views of the bridge

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Tom de Goeij
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Excellent short hike. Rainbow Bridge itself is one of the most beautiful natural arches in the USA. I prefer this one over the ones in the Moab area.

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Keely Chadwick
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Kim Thorsen
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Eat Haggis
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Trevor Bee
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Amberly Atene
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James DeHaan
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Chad Hewitt
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Craig Lauxman
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