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Rainbow Bridge via North Trail, UT

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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance One Way 14 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,112 feet
Elevation Gain 4,000 feet
Accumulated Gain 8,000 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 40.66
Interest Ruins, Historic, Seasonal Waterfall, Seasonal Creek & Perennial Creek
Dogs not allowed
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Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,956
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
Associated Areas
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Navajo Nation Reservation
Historical Weather
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Preferred   Sep, Jun, Aug, May
Sun  7:10am - 6:05pm
Official Route
0 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Navajo Mountain
Navajo Mountain
6.3 mi away
10.0 mi
3,800 ft
Rainbow Bridge via South Trail
Rainbow Bridge via South Trail
8.2 mi away
13.2 mi
2,794 ft
Rainbow Bridge via Lake Powell
Rainbow Bridge via Lake Powell
8.8 mi away
1.5 mi
20 ft
Forbidding Canyon
9.3 mi away
8.0 mi
150 ft
Llewellyn Gulch
11.3 mi away
6.0 mi
210 ft
Davis Gulch
15.3 mi away
9.8 mi
1,150 ft
Fiftymile Creek
16.9 mi away
10.4 mi
520 ft
Willow Gulch Trail
19.2 mi away
7.2 mi
540 ft
Willow Gulch to Broken Bow Arch
Willow Gulch to Broken Bow Arch
19.7 mi away
4.5 mi
388 ft
Woolsey Arch
Woolsey Arch
21.8 mi away
4.5 mi
500 ft
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Rainbow Bridge via North Trail is a 14 mile one way hike with 8,000 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 94 miles east of Kanab Utah. September and June are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Overview: The North Trail to Rainbow Bridge follows the old discovery trail. There is good water along this trail, but it crosses many canyons, so the elevation gain and loss is greater than the South Trail. These two trails form a popular loop, involving a car shuttle.

Check out the Official Route.

This is a difficult hike. It would be insane to attempt this entire hike without prior experience hiking.

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    Navajo Nation Reservation
    HAZ recommends reviewing Permits & Services to determine access. Better yet call them to verify if a permit is currently necessary for destination.

    Map Drive
    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    From Page, take highway 98 to The Crossroads - the junction between US98 and Indian Route 16. Take Indian Route 16 north past the settlement of Navajo Mountain and Rainbow City. The road was recently paved up to the mission in this area, but it continues down "Trailhead Road" as a dirt track. There is a dirt parking area near a slickrock mound at the end of the road where you can park your vehicle, or ask someone who lives in the area to help you out.
    page created by PaleoRob on Apr 04 2011 9:34 pm
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