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Monday, February 18, 2013

Hiking to Lake Powell's Rainbow Bridge

TheRoamingBoomers.com has this interesting post about hiking to Rainbow Bridge on Lake Powell.

When I saw the post title I got excited because I thought they would talk about the adventure hike overland along the historic Rainbow Bridge discovery trail. But no, they took the easy route, boating up Lake Powell to the vicinity of the bridge and then making the short hike up under it..

(At high water, Lake Powell's waters come right up to the bridge. At this writing, the lake level is down a bit and so you have to hike a half-mile or so to get to the amazing span of rock.)

Still, I found the post interesting and decided to share excerpts here. The video below shows highlights from their trip.

Baby boomer travelers love to visit America’s National Parks, and one of the parks featured prominently on the bucket lists of a great many of them is stunningly beautiful Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area bordering the Arizona and Utah state lines.

After a wonderful night’s stay at Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas, our cruise boat headed out into Lake Powell with a 7:30 a.m. departure. For over two hours, we and our boat’s passengers were mesmerized by the unbelievable landscapes that continually unfolded before our eyes.

However, none of us were prepared for the gobsmacking vista that awaited us when we reached Lake Powell’s interior marina and made the short hike to Rainbow Bridge.


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