Rainbow Bridge National Monument
April 24, 2013
Perfect planning was to book this boat trip to Rainbow Bride for after yesterday's big day hiking in South Coyote Buttes. The only thing was that I had to be out the door at 6:15am. Normally that is easy for me, but being in such a comfy bed, getting lots of fresh air, sunshine and exercise was making early starts problematic. This was a two hour thirty minute boat trip each way which was exactly what I needed. The scenery from the ride on Lake Powell was spectacular. It was interesting when the river narrowed and the Captain had to manuver the boat between the canyon walls. When the boat docked, I quickly got off and in front of everyone for the mile hike to the Bridge. I took a few photos along the trail first and then I wanted photos of Rainbow Bridge with no one in them and I also wanted one of myself only. Success! Slowly everyone else arrived. We had an hour thirty minute visit at the Bridge and that was just the right amount of time. I slept for most of the boat ride back to Lake Powell Resort.