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Rainbow Bridge: a large natural arch

The Rainbow Bridge National Monument is located near the shores of Lake Powell in Utah. The town closest to this natural arch is that of Page in Arizona. Page can be used as a base for visiting many interesting places in the surrounding area, such as Marble Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Paria Canyon or the North and South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Rainbow Bridge is one of the most impressive natural arches in the world. The width of its arch measures 71.32 meters, but it is not the largest natural arch ever. In fact, this arch is surpassed, according to the most recent measurements, by 7 other natural arches. The arch is made of sandstone rock and has been excavated over the millennia by a small river, now dry, which passed under it.

HOW TO GET

The closest and most accessible place to visit the Rainbow Bridge National Monument is the town of Page in Arizona.

Access to this great natural arch is from the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. From here boats lead to the great natural arch. It is about 50 miles from the Wahweap marines (8 miles north of Page) or Bullfrog ( near Ticaboo) and Halls Crossing.

Once you reach the landing point, to reach the Rainbow Bridge it is necessary to follow a path of 3 miles a / r (about 5 km a / r; 1 hour). The path runs on sandy soil with some ups and downs.

The entire excursion starting from Wahweap Marina (a few miles from Page) lasts approximately 5 hours. Including 2 hours of round trip by boat, 1 hour of walk to arrive and explore the great natural arch, and 2 hours of journey of return by boat. Page is the most comfortable city to sleep to visit the Rainbow Bridge.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Hours: The Rainbow Bridge National Monument is open 24/7 throughout the year.

Tickets: Admission to Rainbow Bridge National Monument is free. Instead, a ticket must be paid to access the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, from where boats lead to the great natural arch.

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