Rainbow Bridge National Monument is a 65 hectare site in Utah, that preserves one of the world's largest natural bridges, the Rainbow Bridge. Located in the canyon-lands of southeastern Utah, the bridge is 290 feet high and spans 275 feet across, attracting upwards of 60,000 visitors annually. Proclaimed a National Monument in 1910 by President William Howard Taft, the bridge has a huge cultural significance to the Navajo Indians who resided in this region for centuries.
Having existed for over 200 million years, the bridge used to be a remote destination with religious significance for residents of the region who believed it was responsible for the region's ecosystem. The park is now administered by Glen Canyon National Recreation Area with easy access now provided. Prior to the establishment of the monument, multi-day hikes were required to be able to view the picturesque bridge.
Rainbow Bridge is one of Utah's biggest tourist hotspots attracting visitors from all over the U.S. and offering an endless list of recreational options. There are ranger-guided tours where tourists can learn about the region's history and rich geology. Lake Powell also offers boating and fishing opportunities to visitors, with hiking trails of different difficulties running through the area. Rainbow Bridge is a wonderful tourist destination for most of the year, with the region's climate allowing for a premium experience especially during the summer months.