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Vermilion Cliffs - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Vermilion Cliffs, Arizona 86022, USA


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About Vermilion Cliffs

The Vermilion Cliffs are steep eroded escarpments consisting primarily of sandstone, siltstone, limestone, and shale which rise as much as 3,000 feet above their bases. It is immediately south of the Utah state line. This national monument, 293,689 acres in area, protects the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon.

Attractions Near Vermilion Cliffs

Pipe Spring National Monument
Pipe Spring National Monument11.42km from Vermilion Cliffs

This monument serves a as a water oasis for American Indians, Mormon ranchers, and includes historic forts, gardens, and a ridge trail. The water of Pipe Spring has made it possible for plants, animals, and people to live in this dry, desert region. Today the Pipe Spring National Monument, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Visitor Center, and Museum explain the human history of the area over time.

Little Black Mountain Petroglyphs Site
Little Black Mountain Petroglyphs Site59.09km from Vermilion Cliffs

The Little Black Mountain Petroglyph site is located south of St. George on the Arizona Strip and features an easy hike around sandstone boulders covered in ancient petroglyphs. The site contains some outstanding rock art, representing 6,000 years of human habitation and use. The site has over 500 individual rock-art designs and elements on the cliffs and boulders surrounding the base of a 500-foot mesa. The hike is easy and short making it great for those who want to get out of the city.

Mount Trumbull Wilderness
Mount Trumbull Wilderness62.89km from Vermilion Cliffs

The Mount Trumbull Wilderness is north of Grand Canyon National Park and in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The wilderness contains both prehistoric and historic archaeological sites. The Ancestral Puebloans are known to have inhabited the area, and an archaeological field school is conducted in and around the area each summer.

Uinkaret volcanic field
Uinkaret volcanic field65.85km from Vermilion Cliffs

The Uinkaret volcanic field is an area of monogenetic volcanoes in northwestern Arizona, United States, located on the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

Tuckup Canyon trail
Tuckup Canyon trail 71.85km from Vermilion Cliffs

The Tuckup Trail is a 100-mile-long hiking trail on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, in Grand Canyon National Park, located in the U.S. state of Arizona.It extends from Toroweap Point, to 150 Mile Canyon on the Esplanade Sandstone member of the Supai formation. It originated as a cattle trail and many cowboy camps can be found along its extent. It has few reliable water sources, Schmutz Spring at the head of Tuckup Canyon being one of them.

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument73.97km from Vermilion Cliffs

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is located in Arizona, immediately south of the Utah state line. The Vermilion Cliffs are steep eroded escarpments consisting primarily of sandstone, siltstone, limestone, and shale which rise as much as 910 m above their bases. These sedimentary rocks have been deeply eroded for millions of years, exposing hundreds of layers of richly colored rock strata.

Where is Vermilion Cliffs

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Mohave County
Mohave County
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Mohave County is in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. It contains parts of Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area and all of the Grand Canyon–Parashant National Monument. The Kaibab, Fort Mojave and Hualapai Indian Reservations also lie within the county.