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Rainbow Bridge, in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, is the world's largest natural bridge. Its predominant color is salmon-pink, with dark stains called desert varnish. It is considered a sacred place by the Navajo Indians, for whom personified rainbows have stood as guardians of the universe. This natural wonder nestles among canyons carved by streams en route to the Colorado River from Navajo Mountain's north flank.

 

Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam
Held behind the Bureau of Reclamation's Glen Canyon Dam, waters of the Colorado River and tributaries are backed up almost 186 miles, forming Lake Powell. The dam was completed in 1963. Take a look at this tremendous feat of engineering - the Glen Canyon Dam.

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