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Rainbow Bridge is the world's largest natural bridge. The span has undoubtedly inspired people throughout time--from the neighboring American Indian tribes who consider Rainbow Bridge sacred, to the 300,000 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. While Rainbow Bridge is a separate unit of the National Park Service, it is proximate to and administered by Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. For additional information about services and facilities connected with Rainbow Bridge, visit Glen Canyon NRA's Home Page.

   

CONTACTS

Email - GLCA_CHVC@nps.gov

Fax- 520-608-6283

Write to
PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040-1507

Phone
Visitor Information - 520-608-6404
Headquarters - 520-608-6200

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
Dangling Rope Marina, the closest source of first aid, water, gas, and supplies, is open year-round. A ranger station there is staffed intermittently year-round. Rangers are at Rainbow Bridge daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, less frequently other times of the year.

Getting There
PLANE - N/A

CAR - N/A

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - N/A

Weather & Climate
Summers are extremely hot with little, if any, shade. Winters are moderately cold with night time lows often below freezing. Spring weather is highly variable with extended periods of strong winds. Fall is generally mild. Temperatures range from 110?F (43?C) in June & July to O?F (-18?C) in December & January. Although precipitation is generally less than 6 inches (15cm) annually, both heavy rains and flash flooding can occur. Recommend lightweight, light colored clothing in summer, including a hat. Layers of clothing are best other times of year.

Accessibility
The trail to the first viewing area at Rainbow Bridge is handicapped accessible, as are the rest rooms there.

Getting Around
Rainbow Bridge is accessible only by boat or by a 13 mile hike (with permit from the Navajo Nation). The public may access Rainbow Bridge by boat across Lake Powell. Trips to the bridge may be made in private, rental, or tour boats. A courtesy dock is available for short-term docking while people make the 1/2 mile (.8km) walk to the bridge. By boat, it is approximately 50 miles (80km) from Wahweap, Bullfrog, or Halls Crossing to Rainbow Bridge. You may also backpack to Rainbow Bridge across Navajo Nation lands. A permit from the Navajo Nation is required. You may write to: Navajo Nation, Parks and Recreation Department, Box 9000, Window Rock, Arizona 86515.

FACILITIES

Ranger Stations
DANGLING ROPE RANGER STATION
Phone - N/A
Location - Dangling Rope Marina
Closures - The Dangling Rope Ranger Station is open on an intermittent basis.
Available Facilities - Restrooms. Other facilities are available in association with the Dangling Rope Marina.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Rainbow Bridge National Monument.
 Campgrounds Near Rainbow Bridge National Monument:
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area - Ropes Trail Camps, Page, 3 miles away
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area - 9 Mile Camps, Page, 4 miles away
Page Lake Powell Campground, Page, 4 miles away
Wahweap Campground and RV Park, Page, 4 miles away
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area - Ferry Swale Camps, Page, 4 miles away
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area - 8 Mile Bar Camps, Page, 5 miles away
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area - 7 1/2 Mile Camps, Page, 5 miles away
 Marinas Near Rainbow Bridge National Monument:
Antelope Point Marina, Page , 1 miles away
 Hotels Near Rainbow Bridge National Monument:
Knights Inn Page AZ, Page , 0 miles away
Rodeway Inn Page, Page , 0 miles away
Clarion Inn Page, Page , 0 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Page, Page , 1 miles away
Travelodge Page, Page , 1 miles away
Best Western Plus At Lake Powell, Page , 1 miles away
Quality Inn At Lake Powell, Page , 1 miles away
 Beaches Near Rainbow Bridge National Monument:
Lone Rock Beach, Kane County , 9 miles away
 Ski Areas Near Rainbow Bridge National Monument:
Arizona Snowbowl, Arizona , 89 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 32 runs
 Whitewater Near Rainbow Bridge National Monument:
Whitewater Outfitter - Colorado River Discovery, Coconino County , 0 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Canon Outfitters, Coconino County , 1 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Colorado River, Coconino Mohave County , 4 miles away, Class I-V - 230 miles long (Lees Ferry to Lake Mead)
 Public Lands Near Rainbow Bridge National Monument:
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Page - AZ , 0 miles away
Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon - UT , 60 miles away
Navajo National Monument, Tonalea - AZ , 66 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rainbow Bridge National Monument:
Lake Powell Natl Golf Course, Page , 1 miles away
Page Municipal Golf Course, Page , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Lake Powell, Coconino County , 2 miles away

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