Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
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Route 89A, Page, AZ 86036
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Zoom_Gotti
Henderson, NV1,494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Spectacular Views along the 89A. Start at either end, Jacob Lake or the Navajo Bridge. This is a very popular off road area (with high clearance try BLM Road 1065), with some of the best scenic hikes in the West. Some hikes will need a permit; so, if interested, check this out first. You can also sign up with a tour company that does off road and hiking adventures. There are information centers at Jacob Lake, Kanab, and Navajo Bridge. Along the main route you'll see sweeping views of the landscape. There are also several lodges, rest stops as well as the Cave Dwellers House. The Lee's Ferry area is the most tourist friendly. There's a fee to enter but most visitors already have some sort of a federal pass. This is a major put-in spot for river trips down the Colorado. It's also an end-point for the shorter trips from the Glen Canyon dam. There are several trails and historical spots here, one trail up a mountain ridge and a spur off of it that follows the river a bit upstream. But there are some washouts on the latter, though nothing non-negotiable or dangerous. Just keep your eyes sharp for the continuation of the trail over the impacted gully areas. And if it's hot, there's really no shade. The Lee's Ferry site also contains a balanced rock landscape, but there are also a couple of other of these sites outside the fee area along the drive. Some active adventures like to hike on the Cathedral Wash trail. On the leg toward the river you might have to negotiate several small drop downs. For a relaxing respite, pull into the Paria Beach area and watch the rapids that are being formed from the debris flow into the Colorado from the Paria. Good place to picnic. But camping is on the other side of the road.
Written September 19, 2022
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fiftystatesevenconts
Reno, Nevada296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Camped at Lee's Ferry Campground, right beside these magnificent cliffs and thought they were so worth the 4 hour drive from Valley of Fire, another awesome site. The Cliff Dwellings were so unique and the cliffs themselves such tantalizing shades of reds, tans, and oranges. Take the extra hour and drive to Antelope Canyon near Page, and book a required Navajo tour through the short canyon. I have never seen anything quite so exquisite. The Southwest is definitely my favorite part of the US for natural beauty, but get out of the car and see it!
Written April 18, 2023
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Cathy S
Stamford, CT9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We chose Route 89A rather than 89 to travel south from Page to Flagstaff. The Vermillion Cliffs are a marvel with the colors shifting as we twisted and turned on the drive. The road is well maintained and easy to drive. This route is well worth the additional time.
Written May 7, 2022
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Montana_Rustler
Logan, Utah348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
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 of times, and each time I enjoy the cliffs and the ever changing colors depending on the light.
Written April 28, 2022
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Lynette51
Santa Barbara, CA1,826 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The drive along Highway 89A was an experience like none other. We were on our way to Page, AZ for the first time and took this route. What a surprise. The landscape is like none other. Just beautiful the red rocks and swirls throughout. It's quite a road to be on but take your time and enjoy the beauty that beholds you. The formations just make you wonder - how! We will be back to explore this more.
Written October 31, 2021
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Cynthia K
Westville, IN4,167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Large National Monument that most of us will only see from the road.
There's no visitor center. There's lots of hiking. The hiking is supposed to be out of this world good. You have to have a permit for hikes like Paria Canyon & Coyote Butte.

Just don't hurt yourself. There's not a lot of help around here.
Written October 27, 2020
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ahovagim
Scottsdale, AZ125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
Simply fantastic scenery. You can walk over Navajo bridge which is over the Colorado River - it's the very beginning of the Grand Canyon. Saw 5-6 Turkey Vultures under the bridge. Lees Ferry is just a short distance further down the road. Also, gorgeous - don't miss it.
Written April 25, 2020
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F4981JCmichaels
Vancouver, WA2,650 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We chose this route because it looked interesting on Google Maps. We were not disappointed. Pretty scenery. Remote. A few small towns along the way.
Utah and the surrounding area in adjacent states are known for "red rock." This one is different than most. No crowds; hardly anyone else at all. Not as iconic as most Utah parks, but still worth the drive in nearby northern Arizona.
Written August 14, 2021
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PhlegmMaster
Phoenix, AZ4,720 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
My brother and I were heading to Utah. Driving along 89a was superb! The surrounding land along this road is spectacular!

At one point, there were some really cool, giant boulders on the side of the road. One looked like the petrified skull of a dinosaur (I know it wasn't, but it was fun imagining it!)
Written January 29, 2021
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JOoe D
Albuquerque, NM5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
O.A.R. side-side 4x4 Rental!!! Our guide showed us this gateway to fun! The views were breath-taking ! I recommend a guide because we did not lost. I would have got turned around. We had enjoyed the views of the mountains
Written September 12, 2022
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