Vermilion Cliffs National MonumentCurrently Open
- Address: Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Marble Canyon, AZ 86036, Page, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Monument, Family And Kids, Adventure, Canyon, Nature
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument - Review
Imagine pillars and walls of sheer, sharp earth scything towards the sky from their base. That's what you're mainly here to see, sedimentary rocks of sandstone, siltstone, limestone, and shale eroded by millions of years of wind and rain. Among these rock live a variety of wildlife -desert bighorn sheep, pronghorns, mountain lions, the endangered California condor, golden eagles, peregrine falcons and bald eagles. There are signs of native settlement from 12000 years ago. The highlights are:
- Buckskin Gulch: The world's longest slot canyon.
- White Pockets: An elevated area with sights including Teepees (tent-shaped rocks), 1000 pockets (area with huge water pockets) and Coyote Buttes.
- North Coyote Buttes: The 'Wave' is the most famous destination in the park, formed in Jurassic times, a hypnotizing and striking landform.
- South Coyote Buttes Tour: A shorter hike, this one has even more photo opportunities.
- Paria Canyon: 38 miles worth of slot canyon hiking.
Collectively this monument area is regarded as one of the world's best hiking destinations. Keep in mind that each one of these areas can take multiple days to hike. There are also two campgrounds you should read up on - the Stateline and the Whitehouse.
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument Information
- Permits required for Coyote Buttes North, Coyote Buttes South, and overnight trips within Paria Canyon.
- It may be best to travel this monument via guided tours. They will better be able to lead you to the highlights.
- Bring a LOT of water. You won't find any in here.
- If driving a 4X4, make sure you have a full tank of gas.
- Find information about trailheads and maps on the Bureau of Land Management website.
How To reach Vermilion Cliffs National Monument by Public Transport
- Visitors usually drive Jacob Lake, and then get off to go view the mountains.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
41.81% of people who visit Page include Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in their plan
52.38% of people start their Vermilion Cliffs National Monument visit around 07 AM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
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Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Page Reviews
Nice cliffs, vermilion cliffs national park is also a historical landmark. love the fantastic landscape of these red mud cliffs and hard surfaces. Nice picturesque place is this. iconic vermilion cliffs is much popular amongst the tourist. Fantastic place inspires visitors for hiking on these hard surfaces. The cliffs have the ideal location for viewing and covers huge surfaces of land. Great experience.
Amazing view if open meadows! Driving down from a windy road gives you this view that could take your breath away of openness. Condors call the cliffs their home. Tried to see if we could spot one but was not our day. It was still worth the drive!
This place is amazing. Hiking in the desert is a peaceful but also scary endeavor. Go prepared and make sure to have GPS and a full charge.
The scenery was beautiful. But the location of it was hard to find. When we got to where Google maps said it was there was only a house and some barns. Behind it was the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument sign. Beyond that was nothing but a straight gravel road that disappeared in the distance. We didn't have any internet connection at this point so could not see where it led. We were also in a lower passenger car which would do fine on the gravel road part we could see. But we didn't chance it. Was a long way to drive(a bit out of our way) for nothing. Should have just stopped at marble canyon. Much better view.
A beautiful setting with magnificent earth tones cliffs rising from the high desert. Well worth seeing.