Rainbow Bridge National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Rainbow Bridge National Monument,

160 acres (65 hectares), S Utah; est. 1910. Rainbow Bridge, the largest natural bridge in the world, is a symmetrical, pink, sandstone arch, 309 ft (94 m) high, 33 ft (10 m) wide, with a 278-ft (85-m) span. Located in one of the most rugged and remote regions of the United States, it was discovered in 1909 by an expedition that set out to find the great stone arch rumored by the Native Americans. It is now accessible by boat from Lake Powell. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Address:c/o Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040

Phone:928-608-6200
Fax:928-608-6259
Web: www.nps.gov/rabr/
Size: 160 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on May 30, 1910. While Rainbow Bridge is a separate unit of the National Park Service, it is proximate to and administered by Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (see separate entry for description).
Location:In southern Utah. Accessible only by boat or by a 13-mile hike (with permit from the Navajo Nation). By boat across Lake Powell, it is 50 miles (4.5 hours round-trip) from Wahweap, Bullfrog, or Halls Crossing to Rainbow Bridge. The two trails leading to the park originate near Navajo Mountain.
Facilities:Boat dock, rest rooms.
Activities:Hiking.
Special Features:Largest of the world's known natural bridges, this symmetrical, salmon-pink sandstone span rises 290 feet above the floor of Bridge Canyon.

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Park ranger and Eugene resident Doug Crispin will offer an insider's look at Rainbow Bridge National Monument in Utah, which in its 100th year remains one of the most remote national park areas in the lower 48 states; for information, call Carrie Schindele- Cupples, 541-726-2237.
We're pleased to be expanding service to Page, the gateway to Lake Powell, the Grand Canyon's north rim, Glen Canyon National Park and Rainbow Bridge National Monument," said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling and route planning and Internet distribution.
With the Castle Rock Cut open, a shorter and safer passage becomes available, saving boaters 12 miles of travel between Wahweap Marina and popular uplake destinations such as Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Padre Bay, and Warm Creek Bay.
As authorized by the National Park Service, Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas provides houseboat and powerboat rentals, lodging on the lake, and tours to Rainbow Bridge National Monument.