Arizona’s Vermilion Cliffs National Monument Offers Striking Desert Scenery Without The Crowds

Arizona’s Vermilion Cliffs National Monument Offers Striking Desert Scenery Without The Crowds
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Known for its colorful swirling sandstone formations, impeccably carved slot canyons, and undeniable solitude—Vermilion Cliffs National Monument offers a true wilderness experience. Vermillion Cliffs is only an hour or so north from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It also borders the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to the north. Yet, somehow, this stunningly gorgeous wilderness area remains a hidden gem of Arizona.

Some desert savviness is required if you wish to venture into the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. There are few marked trails, no visitor centers, and many of the top sights are located down long, rough, dirt roads. Bring along more water than you think you’ll need. And make sure to pick up maps and information from either the Kaibab P.... Continue Reading at The Dyrt



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