Rainbow Bridge National Monument


Rainbow Bridge National Monument

geographical name

Definition of RAINBOW BRIDGE NATIONAL MONUMENT

reservation S Utah near Arizona boundary containing Rainbow Bridge (large natural bridge)

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

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Natural area, southern Utah, U.S. Located on the Navajo Indian Reservation near the Utah-Arizona border, the monument was established in 1910 and occupies 160 acres (65 hectares). It centres on a rainbow-shaped bridge of pink sandstone 290 ft (88 m) above a creek that winds toward the Colorado River. The bridge is 275 ft (84 m) long and is one of the world's largest natural bridges. Embedded among canyons, the area is accessible only on foot, by horseback, or by boat on Lake Powell.

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