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17 Attractions to Explore Near Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Vermilion Cliffs National MonumentMarble Canyon, AZ 86036, USA

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.

Nearby Attractions

Navajo Bridge
Navajo Bridge38.15 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Navajo Bridge is actually located on Navajo Tribal Lands at the northeast portion of the Grand Canyon that we generally recognize as the East Rim. The Colorado River, flowing through Marble Canyon, flows under Navajo Bridge.

Lee's Ferry
Lee's Ferry43.49 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Tiny, historic settlement beside the Colorado River at the lower end of Glen Canyon, and the start of the Grand Canyon. It historically served as an important river crossing and starting in the mid-19th century was the site of a ferry operated by John Doyle Lee, for whom it is named.

Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend50.39 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Horseshoe Bend is where the Colorado River makes a giant sweeping horseshoe shaped bend in the canyon. It is accessible via hiking a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) round trip from a parking area just off U.S. Route 89 within southwestern Page.

Glen Canyon Dam
Glen Canyon Dam54.97 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Glen Canyon Dam is the second highest concrete arch dam in the United States, Located on the Colorado River in northern Arizona. The 26.2 million acre-feet of water storage capacity in Lake Powell, created by Glen Canyon Dam, serves as a ‘bank account’ of water that is drawn on in times of drought.

Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon61.51 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Antelope Canyon is a popular location for photographers and sightseers and a source of tourism business for the Navajo Nation. It includes two separate, scenic slot canyon sections, referred to as Upper Antelope Canyon (or The Crack), and Lower Antelope Canyon (or The Corkscrew). Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone due to flash flooding and other sub-aerial processes.

Pipe Spring National Monument
Pipe Spring National Monument63.42 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

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.

Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park69.88 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Grand Canyon National Park, located in northwestern Arizona, is the 15th site in the United States to have been named a national park. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Wonders of the World.

South Kaibab Trail
South Kaibab Trail73.46 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

The South Kaibab Trail is a hiking trail in Grand Canyon National Park, located in the U.S. state of Arizona. It’s a great trail for beginners and those looking to experience the canyon without too much of a commitment. The trail begins at the south rim of the Grand Canyon and leads to the Colorado River, the South Kaibab Trail follows a ridge out to Skeleton Point allowing for 360-degree views of the canyon.

Hopi Point
Hopi Point73.89 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Located just two miles from the famous Bright Angel Trailhead, Hopi Point is routinely one of the most visited stops along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Here you will be able to see numerous iconic rock formations in the distance, as well as a variety of bodies of water rushing on the floor of the canyon below.

Vermilion Cliffs
Vermilion Cliffs73.97 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

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.

Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park74.27 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

A vast scenic area, which encompasses canyons, river tributaries, and surrounding grounds. The Grand Canyon is situated in Arizona's northwestern quadrant.The park, which covers 1,217,262 acres of unincorporated area in Coconino and Mohave counties, received more than six million recreational visitors in 2017, which is the second highest count of all American national parks after Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Bright Angel Trail
Bright Angel Trail74.67 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

The Bright Angel Trail is a hiking trail located in Grand Canyon National Park in the U.S. state of Arizona. This is the most popular long-distance trail in the national park.

Grand Canyon Village
Grand Canyon Village75.94 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Grand Canyon Village, located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Northern Arizona, holds some of the best scenic overlooks in the park.The village contains numerous landmark buildings, and its historic core is a National Historic Landmark District, designated for its outstanding implementation of town design.

Hermit's Rest
Hermit's Rest76.07 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Hermit’s Rest is a welcome resting spot for weary hikers, travelers, and history enthusiasts. It is a place where you can find a great snack, great staff, and even a seat by the enormous alcove stone fireplace. It is one of four Mary Jane Colter Buildings that, as a set, were added to the National Register of Historic Places and declared to be a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

Havasu Falls
Havasu Falls78.84 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Havasu Waterfalls is one of the most stunningly beautiful waterfalls located in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States. It is the more famous and most visited of the various falls along Havasu Creek. It consists of one main chute that drops over a 90-to-100-foot vertical cliff into a series of plunge pools.

Desert View Watchtower
Desert View Watchtower79.11 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

It is a 70-foot-tall circular structure called Desert View Watchtower, also known as the Indian Watchtower, that grabs the attention of the many who visit the area. The building was strategically designed by Mary Colter in 1932. This magnificent structure offers one of the most spectacular views that overlook the eastern end of the Grand Canyon National Park.

Tuckup Canyon trail
Tuckup Canyon trail 89.66 KMs away from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

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.