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“South Coyote Butte and Buckhead Gulch”

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
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Arizona Desert Helicopter Tour Including Tower Butte Landing
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Towson, Maryland
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“South Coyote Butte and Buckhead Gulch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

To get a sense of the area, I did two treks with Kyle Walker in May '13. It was nicely paced, interesting and I got some good photography. I discovered that Kyle is an avid traveler and has been round the world. He has spent much time in many countries and has interesting observations. Being a traveler himself he understands people who come to him. He is flexible and adapts to one's needs. He is a really good driver on tough trails and knows how to navigate trouble spots.

South Coyote Butte is a permit area and has great views and unique Navaho sandstone rock structures. I liked Buckhead Gulch too as it is a long slot canyon with unique colors in sun and shade. Both are highly recommended. I will go back for more tours.

Visited May 2013
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Prescott, Arizona
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“White Pockets”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Used local guide to take us, Kyle Walker.
An amazing land formation, well worth the trouble to get there.
Few would find it without a guide.
Unfortunately guide added two people to tour staying at north rim, due to road closure we had to drive an extra hour..got back at 11:00p.m. Found these arrangements very inconsiderate.

Visited May 2013
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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“Amazing colours!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

Drove from Page to the Lees Ferry side of Vermilion Cliffs. What can I say... Under direct sunlight they seem to sparkle with every hue you can imagine from stone. Excellent for photographing or just marvelling at. The only con is that at the moment you have to detour as the road is closed adding a lot of time to the trip there. If you are coming from the Grand Canyon though I recommend stopping in at Glen Canyon NRA at Lees ferry so you can see the Balanced Rocks with the Vermillions as a stunning backdrop!

Visited October 2012
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Homer Glen, Illinois, United States
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“Vermilion Cliffs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Kyle did a FANTASTIC job in providing three tours of very diverse areas of the Vermillion Cliffs. His tours were spot-on in terms of seeing exactly what we wanted to see, and his flexibility in adapting his tours was unparalleled. He is very knowledgeable about all the little trails and shortcuts along the way, and we were particularly impressed with his ability to navigate some of the backroads that were pure sand… a lesser driver could have easily gotten stuck or lost. He really makes the tours and hikes very interesting. I now consider Kyle a friend, a cannot wait to return and visit some new spots with him! 6 stars out of 5!!!

Visited April 2013
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San Diego, California
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“White Pocket at Paria Plateau in northern Arizona -belongs to the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

WHITE POCKET ROCK FORMATIONS - at Paria Plateau in northern Arizona and belongs to the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. This is a VERY REMOTE area only accessible by a high clearance 4 WD vehicle. You have to really, really, really want to get there to find this place! You go through some DEEP sand and it is easy for your 4WD to get stuck. You are HOURS away from civilization. It is a photographer's paradise with incredible rock formations. Just AMAZING! I've never seen any place like it and I've travelled A LOT.

Visited April 2013
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