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Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • Must take route 89A to see these beautiful cliffs. Saw a condor and deer. Best route to north rim of Grand Fanyon 
  • Why do you have such terrain of rocks area of Earth, would not think so. WAVE enters the sweepstakes, lottery needed a white pocket and turn freely. But no sign, so we recommend visitors on a tour.
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  • driving US 89A is a good alternative, less crowded and with wonderful views of the cliffs at every turn and bend 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • A very wonderful place where you can reach the essence of the nature.
  • 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