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Rainbow Bridge and Dangling Rope Marina

Fuel Dock at Dangling Rope Lake Powell
Fuel Dock at Dangling Rope Lake Powell, don't leave without filling up!
Lake Powell’s Dangling Rope Marina is a floating station down lake from Rainbow Bridge and about 40 miles up lake from Wahweap. It is only accessible by boat and serves as a stopping point for adventurers to get some basic supplies like fuel, water and ice cream!

Dangling Rope got its name from some climbing gear abandoned by miners before the reservoir was filled.

Recycling and Garbage Barge Dangling Rope Marina
Recycling and Garbage Barge Dangling Rope Marina

Employees at Dangling Rope live up on land above the floating docks and stay there for 2 weeks or more at a time. Taking the 1.5 hour boat ride back to Wahweap for supplies and escape on their days off.

Rainbow Bridge Dock
Rainbox Bridge Dock

Similar to Dangling Rope is the long floating docks of Rainbow Bridge. Because of the changes in water level of Lake Powell these floating docks allow them to accommodate the tour boats that arrive here from Wahweap.

National Park Service Rangers at Rainbow Bridge
National Park Service Rangers at Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge is the largest known natural bridge (an arch over water) and is a sacred place to the native population. It is important that if you’re one of the 90,000 annual visitors that you honor and respect this natural wonder and those to whom this place is sacred.

Interpretive park rangers are often on site to educate and inform the bridge visitors.

Rainbow Bridge
Rainbow Bridge towering over a Yucca blossom