Overview

The Vermillion Cliffs National Monument is one of the most pristine and overlooked destinations in the Utah/Arizona border area. Many visitors are passing by on their way to Zion/St. George, Grand Canyon, or Lake Powell, and never stop to view the amazing colors sprawling over this landscape. Most people have seen a picture of the iconic Wave landscape, but to consider yourself a true redrock enthusiast or landscape photographer, you need to stop in at this national monument.

Key Attractions

The main activities are hiking, photography, and sightseeing/scenic driving throughout the area.

  • The Wave - hiking, located in the North Coyote Buttes area.

  • Buckskin Gulch - hiking, the longest and deepest slot canyon in the southwest.

  • Paria River - beautiful tributary that meets the Colorado at Lees Ferry.

  • White Pocket - hiking, remote, colorful, and wavy slickrock located down 4WD road.

Location

This national monument is located in northern Arizona, reaching into southern Utah, located between popular attractions, such as Lake Powell and Grand Canyon.

  • Located 2.25 hours from Kanab, UT. Visitors wishing to obtain Wave permits must go to the Grand Staircase-Escalante Visitor Center in Kanab.

  • Located 1.75 hours from Lees Ferry.

  • Located 2.25 hours from Page, AZ/ Lake Powell.

  • Located 2.5 hours from Grand Canyon National Park.

  • Located 1.5 hours from Jacobs Lake, AZ.

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