Located on the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is a geologic treasure. This remote and unspoiled, 280,000-acre monument contains a variety of diverse landscapes -- from the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. Elevations range from 3,100 to 7,100 feet.
#CoyoteButtes is a spectacular scenic beauty. Local and international hikers alike are drawn to Coyote Buttes' colorful, swirling masses of stone -- complex geologic formations that lie exposed like no place else on earth.
Visitors will enjoy scenic views of towering cliffs and deep canyons.
Paria Canyon offers an outstanding three to five day wilderness backpacking experience. And hiking through tall slot canyons is amazing.
The iconic Wave is also part of the monument.
There are two developed campgrounds just outside the Monument: Stateline and White House. Dispersed camping is allowed outside the wilderness area in previously disturbed areas. A permit is required for hiking in Coyote Buttes North (the Wave), Coyote Buttes South, and for overnight trips within Paria Canyon.
White Pocket is a hidden treasure of swirling, twisting Navajo sandstone. For those who don't get a permit to the Wave, White Pocket is worth the visit!
To plan your trip to Vermilion Cliffs, visit: http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/natmon/vermilion.html White Pocket photo courtesy of David Lane. All other photos by Interior. #stelleradventure #explore #arizona #thewave #vermilioncliffs #nationalmonument #goexplore #outdooradventure