Glen Canyon NRA--Navajo Bridge

Tips for Birding

This location is known for its California Condor sightings! Check both bridges' structures and the cliffs for roosting condors. This is a breathtaking location. Staying until sunset is highly recommended. If you have time, nearby Vermillion Cliffs are well worth visiting, too. 

The Peregrine Fund's Condor Tags/Marking website is a good reference when you find a condor with a tag.

Birds of Interest

Condors are released into the wild by The Peregrine Fund at another nearby hotspot, Vermillion Cliffs. Thanks to Vermillion Cliffs being an annual release site, condors can be found roosting at Navajo Bridge in Marble Canyon. In addition to condors, Canyon Wrens and hawks are among the highlights. 

About this Location

Those traveling across the country on US-89A between Bitter Springs and Jacob Lake arrive at two bridges similar in appearance spanning the Colorado River. These two bridges, one historic and one new represent one of only seven land crossings of the Colorado River for 750 miles. Parking is located on both the east and west sides of the pedestrian bridge. A very nice gift shop and restrooms are located on the west side and during most of the day, an indigenous market is open on the east side. 

About Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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Glen Canyon has been home to people for thousands of years. Archaic and prehistoric Indian cultures roamed and lived in the canyons. Later, a vast panorama of explorers, miners, ranchers, historic Indian tribes, and others left their mark here. In more recent times, a few hardy homesteaders, river runners, and uranium miners lived, worked, or played among the canyons until they were filled by the waters of Lake Powell.

Today, Glen Canyon still provides the opportunity for modern-day explorers to seek their own adventures, whether it be on the water or in the backcountry. Many of the stories of Glen Canyon are the stories of people.

Notable Trails

The pedestrian bridge is the hotspot. 


  • Restrooms on site

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Navajo Bridge web page, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Official Website, and Jennifer Miller

Last updated January 31, 2023