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Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Route 89A, Page, AZ
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Ranked #10 of 17 Attractions in Page
Type: Geologic Formations
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Hollywood, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The road to the start of the hiking trail is rough (8 miles dirt road) . The hike itself has the most stunning colors - especially if you go during midday, when the sun shines into the gorge and plays with the sandstone. We had to climb up and down some rocks and some parts are very narrow, but it... More

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Carefree, Arizona
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We made a quick stop here on our way to Page, AZ. This is not for the unconditioned walker/hiker. The trail is deep sand and not any paving. The climb is steep and in the hot AZ July sun a challenge. Plenty of folks trying to make it to the first covered area a gazebo. From that vantage point one... More

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We drove along the cliffs but unfortunately did not make it up top as it is a significant haul from Lake Powell where we were staying. Still the stunning view from down below was worth the time investing as we drove north toward Page. Be aware that while posted on the north-south route of Hwy 89 the road closure is... More

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Field, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Kyle and Steve are great hosts and guides. Very flexible and accommodating. We had Steve as our guide to White Pocket (do Buckskin Gulch instead) and he was both knowledgeable and humorous - fun guy. If you want to tour Vermilion Cliffs in Arizona, these are the people to do it with whether you're staying in Kanab, Utah or Page,... More

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Prescott, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Upper Antelope may be a "must-see", but everyone tourist in the West will be there seeing it. For a much more meaningful and enriching experience, go to the Vermilion Cliffs Ranger station and ask about slot canyons and other extraordinary geological formations in the area. There are many, and they are not choked with the camera armies. For some, you... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is a beautiful area - especially The Wave. It is easy to get lost however. Take lots of water. The Wave is truly unique and well worth a visit if you can get a permit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I only had time for a half-day hike in VC, so I made sure to get down to Buckskin Gulch, which you access from the Wire Pass trailhead. The hike to the gulch is easy - you follow a riverbed - and scenic. Then you get to the gulch itself, which is gorgeous in either direction. Don't miss the petroglyphs... More

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Oakwood, Illinois
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I love nature and the national parks but they are so over touristed that my husband and I have been looking for things that are less accessible. Wire Pass, Buckskin Gulch, and White Pocket are accessible through trailhead permits but the Wave and Coyote Buttes South are only accessible though a BLM lottery. There were people in Vermilion Cliffs but... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We visited in April and the air was so incredibly clear that the Vermillion Cliffs was a bright reddish/mahogany. The road into the Cliffs was a little difficult to find. Drive to the Paria Contact Station (not the BLM Visitor Center on Highway 89). They will direct you further on to a Historical Marker marking the Old Paria Townsite. The... More

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Miami, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We wanted to see Lee's Ferry and Navajo Bridge. We had no idea that we would be seeing the Vermillion Cliffs! They are picture perfect yet another testament to Arizona's epic beauty. There's a place to eat nearby called Less Ferry Lodge - check it out b/c the food is great and the location is perfect - there's nothing else... More

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