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“simply increadible”

Rainbow Bridge National Monument
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Owner description: The world's largest natural bridge, nearly as high as the Statue of Liberty, spans 275 feet across the water.
Vancouver, Washington
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“simply increadible”
Reviewed April 26, 2011

yes, the boat trip is expensive. It starts slow passing a couple of marinas.The deeper you go into lake, the better views. Monument Valley you are going down!!! It takes over two hours to get near the Rainbow Bridge marina. Be on the look out for the "narrows" ~ the incredibly narrow canyon with gazilions curves/turns for the last 10 minutes of the trip. The short hike to the bridge is amazing. It looks like hiking in Zion ~ huge-huge rocks around. The bridge itself is gorgeous with the feeling of seclusion, and greatness. Some people don't respect voluntary rule posted everywhere. The Navajo Nation asking all visitors to respect their believes and to not go under the bridge as it is their sacred place. Let's hope that all trespassers (many) will be penalized by the Great Spirit. In the place like this you could almost feel its presents.

Visited April 2011
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“Rainbow Bridge aerial tour with Westwind Air Service is awesome!”
Reviewed November 11, 2010

We concluded our whirlwind tour of 4 National Parks in southern Utah and northern Arizona in 4 days with a visit to Lake Powell Resort. We did not have time to do a boat tour to Rainbow Bridge, so we arranged a 50 minute aerial tour with Westwind Air Service that we recommend very highly! We took off from Page Municipal Airport and flew over Glen Canyon Dam and Horseshoe Bend before flying over Lake Powell, including Lake Powell Resort. We flew in the direction of Navajo Mountain in order to get to Rainbow Bridge, and we made 2 loops over Rainbow Bridge before flying back to Page. The views of Rainbow Bridge, as well as Lake Powell, the buttes, mountains, canyons and Colorado River are incredible from the air! We very highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of one of the most spectacular places in the United States.

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“A long trip to a very special place”
Reviewed September 6, 2010

We hired a deck boat for the day from Antelope Marina so we could visit Rainbow Bridge. You need to allow plenty of time for this trip - we set out at about 11.00am, and only got back to the Marina at 4.30pm, with a relatively short stop at our destination. You have to navigate by following a series of numbered buoys, sometimes quite a long way apart, and by using a map of the lake. A compass would have helped! The map was rather tricky to follow as the changing lake level causes the creation and disappearance of islands, but we eventually got the hang of it (though we did see other people looking rather lost on our return trip). We had to make a slight detour to fill up with fuel on the way back - you need to include this cost as part of your budget for the trip. That said, this was probably a lot more fun than an organised tour.

Tip: take a shirt with sleeves - when you are navigating you can't always stay in the shade as you need to be near the front of the boat - and also lip balm and sunscreen.

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Texas, USA
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“The longest arch in the world - the eighth natural wonder?”
Reviewed June 7, 2010

I took a boat tour to Rainbow Bridge. We left early in the morning ("be there at 7"). The views of the shoreline from the lake - with the water the bluest blue ever - and the multi-colored formations - white, cream, beige, green - but mostly orange and rust - were fantastic. And the breeze and the spray kept us cool on a very hot day. There was free lemonade for all. I'm glad we didn't go in the afternoon - we had some shade on the 2/3 mi. hike to see the bridge. The hike wasn't as bad as some reviewers said it was. Pretty level. I enjoyed it. Walking below the 900-foot tall cliffs,and looking up, is incredible. Some say this is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, some say it's the eighth. But it's worth seeing, whichever.

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New Mexico
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“Great way to spend a day at Lake Powell!”
Reviewed April 23, 2009

I have been to the Page, AZ area many times over the years, but have never taken the Rainbow Bridge boat tour. This year we did. It is spendy, but I felt it was well worth the price and I felt I received my money’s worth. Our tour ran from 9:00am to around 5:00pm and included lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The boat holds about 50 people; we had around 25 on our tour. No assigned seating and you can sit inside on the bottom deck, or on top in the fresh air. Take plenty of sun screen!!!
Our captain was Captain Jim, and the deck hand/interpreter was Mary. A great couple and they were delightful. They gave us a great deal of information on what we were seeing – both historical, scientific, and pointed out many unique features of the area.
We started off from Walweap Marina and headed up river. When you arrive at the Rainbow Bridge marina (no services), you are still about one mile from the actual bridge. You have to walk up the canyon to see the bridge. You Can NOT see the bridge from the marina or boat. The trail is easy and fairly flat. Once at the bridge you are in for one of the most awe inspiring views you will ever see in your life. You have about an hour and a half to hike to the bridge and back and admire the views. Once back on the boat box lunches are provided and you head back to Walweap marina. On the way back we went up Cascade Canyon which in it’s self is worth the trip. It is extremely narrow and you actually can touch the rock walls on both sides of the boat in certain places, it is that narrow. We also stopped at Dangling Rope Marina where you have about 20 minutes to get off the boat and buy ice cream or snacks if you want.
I highly recommend this trip for adults, families with older kids, and seniors. For kids under 10, if your kids are hyper or very active, and don’t like to sit still for long periods of time, I would recommend the half day Rainbow Bridge tour. The half day tour is only offered when the water level is high enough for the boats to take a “short cut” to Rainbow Bridge. This is only for certain times of the year.

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