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“Stunning solitude”

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
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Ranked #6 of 57 things to do in Page
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Per usual, we wanted to evade the crowds. On a road trip, we couldn't miss seeing slot canyons in southern Utah, but we didn't want to spend our time in the crowds at Antelope Canyon. We opted to take our own hike elsewhere. We found a camping area outside of Page at the UT-AZ border, near some of the trailheads. This spot is also at the northern terminus of the AZ Trail. We drove down a bumpy dirt road for about an hour before getting to the trailhead. I highly recommend a high clearance vehicle, and 4x4 is possible. We chose to do the Wirepass Trail for a few miles to get a short introduction to the slot canyons. It was a fun (and somewhat creepy) hike into the canyon. I recommend taking water and keeping a close eye on your time. You'll have to do out and back (or in and out, in this case). Overnight permits for inside the canyon are limited and will require multiple days. You'll also want to monitor the weather and use caution when rain is in the forecast (flash floods are no joke!). This was a really cool and secluded spot.

Thank Angela R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to be by yourself, save a few passing cars on the highway. From several points around you can get up high and pull over on one of several scenic pull outs. From there you can see for miles and miles. Nice to see if your traveling from one point to another, though I wouldn't make a trip out of seeing this one place alone.

Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We left Grand Canyon north rim and were headed toward Page, Arizona when we came upon Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Highway 89A follows the base of the brilliantly colored cliffs. This National Monument, 293,689 acres in area, protects the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. There are many opportunities for photography and hiking. It is known for its colorful swirls of slickrock. Once little visited, the area is now so popular that people compete for the chance to see the sandstone formations and slot canyons. Hundreds of people vie daily (through a lottery and walk-in system) for the 20 permits the BLM issues for Coyote Buttes North (The Wave). The California condor was reintroduced at the monument with an interpretive center along the House Rock Valley Road. It is definitely worth a stop and maybe you will see a condor perched on the rock walls. I highly recommend seeing this monument!

Thank Dorothy M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy being in nature this is one beautiful place to be. The cliffs are very pretty. If you are in this area you need to check them out.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

We went to White Pocket with Dreamland Safari Tours. It was mind blowing to say the least. Absolutely amazing! It was the highlight of our trip. You feel like you discovered another planet. Everything we did after that did not come close to our unforgettable experience at White Pocket. Highly recommend.

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