Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Page

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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).
Established 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.
The 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. To visit Vermilion Cliffs National Monument on your holiday in Page, and find out what else Page has to offer, use our Page.
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  • This is a great drive, with ample opportunities to stop for photos. The drive is especially stunning in the early morning or late afternoon/evening light. I have driven through this area a number... 
    This is a great drive, with ample opportunities to stop for photos. The drive is especially stunning in the early morning or late afternoon/evening light. I have driven through this area a number...  more »
  • This is just visually different from the Grand Canyon and is in a class by itself. Again, we got out to take pictures but mostly drove through it. 
    This is just visually different from the Grand Canyon and is in a class by itself. Again, we got out to take pictures but mostly drove through it.  more »
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  • Just go. I will NOT regret it! You will be in awe of the beautiful colors and wave patterns. Pack plenty of water and some good snacks. Leave at sunrise to avoid the heat and high winds later in the day. Be sure you have plenty of storage on your phone for pics and vids.
  • The towering red cliffs are quite impressive. This is a beautiful drive and it is so nice to watch the colors change at different times of the day. This is a terrific area worthy of a visit and a lot of photographs.

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