Enjoy cruising 50 miles of unique Lake Powell shoreline to Rainbow Bridge National Monument, one of the largest known natural bridges in the world. The bridge extends 290' into the sky and 275' across Bridge Canyon. Witness firsthand the power of wind and water in their role that sculpted this remarkable landscape. Tour Highlights: • Warm Creek Bay - Pass through Warm Creek Bay and see all the extensive sandy beaches and coves, depending on water levels. • Padre Bay - Experience picturesque Padre Bay, which is the largest bay on Lake Powell. • Dangling Rope Marina - Visit Dangling Rope Marina, our mid-lake marina only accessible via water. • Rainbow Bridge National Monument - Walk to and explore Rainbow Bridge National Monument, the world's largest known natural bridge.
For those looking for a relaxing way to spend the entire day on Lake Powell and to experience the geologic and spiritual wonder of Rainbow Bridge, this tour offers you the opportunity to relax and take it all in. Your US Coast Guard licensed Captain and crew will host you as you skim along the smooth waters of Lake Powell, 50 miles up the original path of the Colorado River, from Wahweap Bay to Rainbow Bridge National Monument. En route, your crew will share with you, via public address system and personal discussions, many compelling stories rich in the cultural and natural history of this region. You will sail pass numerous famous landmarks, and witness first-hand the power of wind and water and their role in sculpting the remarkable landscape. The 3-hour up Lake Journey permits you time to explore why Glen Canyon is such a special place. At Rainbow Bridge National Monument, you will walk a maintained, fairly easy trail 1 1/4 mile to Rainbow Bridge. The bridge itself reaches 290 feet into the sky, and its 275 foot span is supported on each side by its own canyon. While the bridge is visually amazing, your visit to the monument is also your opportunity to stand in the shadows of native peoples who have celebrated the spirit and sacredness of this place for centuries. You may wish to take the time to explore many of the meanings the monument has to share. You will spend about 1 1/4 hours at the Bridge then make the return 1 1/4 mile hike to the tour vessel. After departing, as your crew winds the vessel back through canyons and waterways, you may hear more stories regarding this region's human and natural history. While the tour returns to Wahweap via the same route, the homeward journey permits you to hear more of the crew's stories, spend time talking with others, relax and absorb for yourself the day's experience, or make your own additional discoveries as the vessel heads for port. IMPORTANT: Due to the lake level, a 1 1-4-mile walk/hike (each way) is required both to and from Rainbow Bridge (total walking distance = 2 to 3 miles). We suggest you wear tennis or hiking shoes for the trail. We do not recommend this tour for our wheelchair guests or for strollers. Length: 6 Hours. Due to fluctuating water levels, this tour may take longer than planned.