On the Rainbow Bridge Scenic Air Tour, you’ll see one of the largest and most scenic lakes in America in a way that just can’t be done from the ground, all in just 30 minutes! Your adventure begins at the Page Municipal Airport. After climbing aboard your fixed-wing airplane, you’re up and away over the Glen Canyon Dam. Standing only 6’ shorter than Hoover Dam, the Glen Canyon Dam impounds the waters of the Colorado River to form Lake Powell, a crucial water storage reservoir in the Southwest US.
You’ll then bank over the Lake Powell Resort, Marina complex, and picturesque Padre Bay before proceeding over Antelope Point Marina and the main channel of the lake. As you cross over to Reservation lands about 50 miles uplake, a fantastic sight rises up before you: Navajo Mountain. At the mouth of a long canyon at the base of the mountain, you will see Rainbow Bridge. This delicate archway rises from the rugged desert terrain covered in an array of gorgeous red and orange stripes. After a couple of turns around the bridge, it’s time to head back to Page airport. The scenery on this leg of your flight is different from your outgoing flight, so plenty more photo opportunities await.