Vermilion Cliffs National MonumentCurrently Open
- Address: Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Marble Canyon, AZ 86036, Page, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Monument, Family And Kids, Adventure, Canyon, Nature
About Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Page
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
69.36% of people who visit Page include Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in their plan
06 AM - 07 AM
26.57% of people start their Vermilion Cliffs National Monument visit around 06 AM - 07 AM
3 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes 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 Trips
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Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Page Reviews
This was a place we stumbled upon accidentally while traveling from the area around the south rim of the Grand Canyon heading to Hurricane, Utah. The view is spectacular. The Vermillion Cliffs along the scenic drive transformed our journey into it's own destination.
Just one more beautiful site in northern Arizona. A little bit of a drive off of route 89A. Best viewing in the late afternoon.
One of my favorite places to visit. The beauty is unmatched. It will take years to explore everything this place has to offer.
Google up this place and you'll find The Wave, one of the most spectacular rock formation on earth. It is part of the area called Coyote Butte which houses many other super interesting formations. Moderate to difficult hiking required. Some level of navigation skill needed too. Coyote Butte, north and south, require permits. The Wave permit is hard to get. Only 10 people per day are allowed in the area. The south is easier to get. The south is very pretty too. 4x4 vehicle strongly recommended. Dirt roads are rough and extremely sandy closer to the butte. Most people stay in Kanab, UT or Page, AZ. Campsites are freely available. IMO, cold season is the best time to visit - smaller crowd and heat is not a problem. In addition, colors of the rocks come out more when sunshine is not as direct. Oh yeah, if you like photography, bring extra extra SD cards and batteries/powerbank, trust me. GPS helps too.
It's a 18 Mile Drive-In off the main road, to the parking lot. Then a short walk to all of this beauty.