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My Public Lands Roadtrip: Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona

Discover the unparalleled beauty of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona on #mypubliclandsroadtrip!

 

Arguably the most photogenic terrain in BLM’s National Conservation Lands system, the 280,000 acre Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is a geologic treasure containing a variety of diverse landscapes and unique wildlife, like the California condor.

 

The Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area within the monument boasts scalloped rock walls. The colorful swirls of cross-bedded sandstone, to include the renowned “Wave,” in Coyote Buttes are an international hiking destination. The Vermilion Cliffs, a 3,000 foot high escarpment that is the namesake of the monument, dominates the Wilderness Area and is as rugged as it is beautiful.

 

Note: Many locations within the monument require a use permit; check with local offices for requirements.

 

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM

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Taken on July 31, 2012