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Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is located in Arizona, immediately south of the Utah state line. This National Monument, 293,689acres in area, protects the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. Elevations in the Monument range from 3,100 feet to 6,500 feet above sea level (944 to 1,981 meters).Creation and designationEstablished on November 9, 2000 by a presidential proclamation by President Bill Clinton, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument was carved from existing lands already under the management of the U.S. Government in extreme northern Coconino County, Arizona, immediately south of the border with the state of Utah. The monument is administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Vermilion Cliffs themselves run along the southern and eastern edges of this National Monument. Much of the Monument's land consists of the Paria Plateau, a flat area extending northward from the tops of the cliffs.Vermilion CliffsThe Vermilion Cliffs are steep eroded escarpments consisting primarily of sandstone, siltstone, limestone, and shale which rise as much as above their bases. These sedimentary rocks have been deeply eroded for millions of years, exposing hundreds of layers of richly colored rock strata. Mesas, buttes, and large tablelands are interspersed with steep canyons, where some small streams provide enough moisture to support a sampling of wildlife.
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  • We visited here several times and from different angles. It turns out that in addition to the northern and southern Coyotes this includes so-called "white Pocket" and many more. To me it seemed one of the most beautiful places during our travels.
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  • In the view of most people is the monument something great and definitely worth alone. In this case, it is not. Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is a unique geological formation raised above sea level nearly at 2 500 meters and occupies a very large area (1 100 sq km), which is comparable with some national parks. Passage through the territory of this national monument in many places. Need to take permission from Rangers in Kanabe or pay for "self-service" method on some car parking lots.
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  • We used Paria Outpost and Outfitters to tour the White Pocket area of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. We chose this area because you did not need a permit. We were not disappointed in the least as...  more »
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  • So beautiful, just driving through you are rewarded for miles with breathtaking views. I only got to explore a little, but I will def be back for more. Make sure you bring snacks with you and lots of water.
  • A very wonderful place where you can reach the essence of the nature.
  • An awesome little place in the middle of no where. I"m so lucky we were able to drive past it. Would def come stay again!
  • We were looking for Lake Powell and somehow ended up here. It was a very pleasant mistake. This part of Arizona was beautiful. Next time we come back we are going to be looking for slot canyons
  • More photos are needed to showcase the parks beauty. Also, take what advice you can from the locals. They show you the less traveled sites, as well