Transcript for Lake Powell, segment 10 of 11


A star attraction in the side canyons above Lake Powell is the great Rainbow Bridge. Now a national monument, Rainbow Bridge was seen only by Indians before the twentieth century. This wonder is now easily accessible from Lake Powell. A unique floating marina constructed by the National Park Service offers fuel, film, refreshments, and other supplies to the people headed for the natural bridge farther up the canyon.

Boats are docked at the end of the lake in narrow Bridge Canyon. From there it is but a short walk between towering canyon walls and the largest natural bridge on Earth.

Arching gracefully three hundred nine feet above the creek bed, it is higher than the national Capitol building, but yet neither words nor film can capture the magnificence of the bridge the Navajos call Nonnezoshi, or a rainbow turned to stone.

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