Rainbow Bridge isn’t a rainbow, but it is pretty neat. Water flowing from the mountains to the Colorado River eroded sandstone over millions of years. The water caused a bridge or arch of sandstone to form. This natural bridge is almost 300 feet high and 270 feet wide.
The Navajo (Reads like: Navaho) people believe Rainbow Bridge is a sacred place. They see the bridge as proof of the gods who send rain, rainbows and clouds. In the hot desert, rain is a valuable thing.
Fun Facts about the Rainbow Bridge for Kids
- Rainbow Bridge is in southern Utah near Lake Powell. It can be reached by boat, horseback or on foot.
- You can take a boat tour from the Bullfrog or Wahweap marinas.
- Rainbow Bridge is very hot in the summer. The average daily temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius).
- The best times to visit Rainbow Bridge are in the spring and fall.
- Rainbow Bridge is reddish brown.
- Many cat owners like to imagine Rainbow Bridge is a place their dead cats go to, like our Heaven or Garden of Eden.
Rainbow Bridge Vocabulary
- Erode: break down or wear away
- Sandstone: soft stone formed from sand
- Sacred: a place with deep spiritual meaning
- Valuable: important, precious
Learn More All About Rainbow Bridge
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A video about a trip to the Rainbow Bridge.
Rainbow Bridge Q&A
Question: Do people live near Rainbow Bridge?
Answer: The American Navajo Indians still live nearby.
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