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May 1st, 2015, 07:15 AM
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Lake Powell

I want to see rainbow bridge but am hesitant to do a 7 hr boat ride. Is it worth it? Is thee another way to see it?
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May 1st, 2015, 04:15 PM
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For what it's worth...

You will see a LOT of red sandstone in UT and AZ on your trip, including Natural Bridge in Bryce.

http://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/naturalbridge.htm

For me, 7hr boat ride to see Natural Bridge would not be worth it. It's on my list of place to visit when I have the time to hike & camp, but not as a day trip.

Save your travel energy for enjoying the rest of your trip...

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May 2nd, 2015, 05:49 AM
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There are flight seeing planes you could take to see Rainbow Bridge. We did that and it was great fun.
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May 3rd, 2015, 05:38 AM
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Thanks I think we will do more hiking I Bryce and get there in time for sunset cruise instead
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May 3rd, 2015, 07:11 AM
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For me it was worth it just to be on the boat with those sandstone walls around you. It was a beautiful ride. When you start out, it's pretty much open water but the closer you get to Rainbow Bridge the passageways become narrow and I thought so awesome.
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May 3rd, 2015, 05:34 PM
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I guess we will have to decide. Everyone who went on trip advisor loved it but there is so much I want to do. In June how far in advance do you think we would need to book?
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May 4th, 2015, 06:08 AM
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We stayed at the Lake Powell Resort and just purchased tickets 2days prior. It takes 2hr to reach the Bridge area by boat and an hour and a half hike to the reach Bridge, walk around, and come back to the boat. We were there last July and it was really, really hot.
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May 5th, 2015, 06:01 AM
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would you do it again?
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May 5th, 2015, 08:40 AM
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I would take this boat tour: http://www.lakepowell.com/play/boat-...e-canyon-.aspx I cannot tolerate the kind of heat we had last July. It was 109 and humid but the canyons are beautiful and the boat does offer shade.
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May 5th, 2015, 11:33 AM
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thanks
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May 13th, 2015, 08:11 PM
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You question regarding hiking to Rainbow Bridge (another way).
The answer is Yes.
Hike, but.............
Route is through Navajo Nation which, of course, requires a permit that can be purchased at their ranger station near the junction of hwy 89/64 Mon-Fri normal working hours. Not expensive - I think it is $7 now.
Hike detail:
http://www.utahwild.com/parks_monume...dge_hike.phtml

You can also rent your own boat including very large pontoon boats.

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May 15th, 2015, 07:10 AM
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Isn't it like a two day hike
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