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Rainbow Bridge

Lake Powell, UT
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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking, Backpacking
Description: One of the seven natural wonders of the world.
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Costa Mesa, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Rainbow Bridge is truly amazing. Read the pamphlet you are given before going. It's full of fun facts and is terrific for kids. We went with kids ages 5-12 and it was awesome. There is a park ranger at the base of the bridge that has a photo book with the original pictures of the bridges discovery and it's unique... More

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Strasbourg, France
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57 reviews 57 reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

First up, Rainbow Bridge is a wonderful place and you should go and see it! There's a ranger on site - knows a lot of stories about the place (anyway, the one we saw, did). We went there with the Aramark cruise and that's not a good option. As others have said there's a problem with the seating space and... More

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The Dalles, Oregon, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We spent a week on a houseboat on Lake Powell. This was the most beautiful arch I have ever seen. Took some beautiful pictures which were blown up and hang on my wall. The whole trip was wonderful and I would recommend it as a great family adventure.

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Kanab, Utah
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Recently traveled to Lake Powell and loved every minute of it. Rainbow bridge is awesome and well worth the trek! The Lake itself is beautiful and enjoyed every minute we spent out on the lake. This is for sure a place I would recommend to my family and friends!

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

First, if you have any boat driving experience, you must rent a boat on Lake Powell. We went 50 miles up to Rainbow Bridge and every second was spectacular beauty. Go up river to Buoy Marker 49 and watch for the small white floating sign for Rainbow Bridge on the right (boat facing up lake). Once inside the canyon, go... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Depending on the lake level, you'll have a medium to short walk up to the Bridge itself, but regardless, I'd say the trip is well worth it. We took a young child and the walk up is fine. Be sure to wear sunscreen on a hot day and to take a drink with you, especially if you're carrying a child... More

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Denver, Colorado
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122 reviews 122 reviews
25 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Obviously this place is awesome! I always love coming here but I must admit not everyone that I've been here with feels the same way. Some people have thought that it's not worth the effort. I disagree! You gotta appreciate natural beauty to appreciate this place. With that said this posting isn't about the arch itself but more about tips... More

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Draper, Utah
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Rainbow Bridge is spectacular. (Formal name is: Rainbow Bridge National Monument, situated near the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area [Lake Powell], Utah) It really is a "MUST SEE!" It is the biggest or largest naturally formed sandstone bridge (rock arch) that I know of or have ever seen. I have literally visited this site with various family... More

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Bakersfield, California, USA
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We had rented a houseboat for a week and made this one of our stops. The sheer size of the arch is incredible when you are standing there staring up at it. Pictures do not do it justice. We visited in the summer and it was in the 100s so even though the hike from the water is only about... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I booked this boat tour for myself & my elderly parents (80's). I thought it would be a nice relaxing trip on lake Powell. Since it was late in the season (Late October) they only had one sailing a day starting at 7:30am. (Pretty early) The day before the sailing we just stopped by at the Marina to check on... More

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