- Rainbow Bridge is the largest known stone bridge in the world.
- Though the monument is not accessible by car, boat tours are available.
- Hearty souls can attempt to backpack to the monument via one of two trails.
Visitors come to Rainbow Bridge National Monument for a chance to experience the largest known stone bridge in the world. The bridge has a span of 275 feet, is 42 feet thick at the top, and is 33 feet wide.
Location & Information
Rainbow Bridge is located near the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and is accessible via an extended hike or by boat. The monument is not accessible by car. Boat tours are available.
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
P.O. Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040
The monument can be accessed year-round, but the ideal months are March through Mid-May and October and November.
Boat tours are available, and depending upon the service you use, depart from different marinas. From the docks, it’s a two mile hike to the monument. Tours usually take all day.
Two trails provide access to the Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Both originate in the Navajo Nation and cover harsh, rugged terrain. These hikes are not recommended for the novice, or casual hiker.
- North Trail
This difficult 17.5 mile (one-way) hike is considered by many to be the more scenic of the two hikes. Remember, there is no camping within the boundaries of Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Along the trail expect beautiful high desert scenery, quiet creeks, as well as historic Navajo buildings. A detailed trail map is needed as the trail is often unmarked and difficult to follow.
- South Trail
This trail begins at the Rainbow Lodge ruins and is not maintained. The route is 17.2 miles each way. It is known as the rougher of the two trails. The trail is marked mainly by stone cairns and iron pipe mile-posts. Water is scarce along the route. Along the trail expect spectacular cliff views, streams, and of course breathtaking Rainbow Bridge.