The Vermillion Cliffs National Monument is one of the most pristine and overlooked destinations in the Utah/Arizona border area. Many visitors are passing by on their way to Zion/St. George, Grand Canyon, or Lake Powell, and never stop to view the amazing colors sprawling over this landscape. Most people have seen a picture of the iconic Wave landscape, but to consider yourself a true redrock enthusiast or landscape photographer, you need to stop in at this national monument.

Key Attractions

The main activities are hiking, photography, and sightseeing/scenic driving throughout the area.

  • The Wave - hiking, located in the North Coyote Buttes area.

  • Buckskin Gulch - hiking, the longest and deepest slot canyon in the southwest.

  • Paria River - beautiful tributary that meets the Colorado at Lees Ferry.

  • White Pocket - hiking, remote, colorful, and wavy slickrock located down 4WD road.


This national monument is located in northern Arizona, reaching into southern Utah, located between popular attractions, such as Lake Powell and Grand Canyon.

  • Located 2.25 hours from Kanab, UT. Visitors wishing to obtain Wave permits must go to the Grand Staircase-Escalante Visitor Center in Kanab.

  • Located 1.75 hours from Lees Ferry.

  • Located 2.25 hours from Page, AZ/ Lake Powell.

  • Located 2.5 hours from Grand Canyon National Park.

  • Located 1.5 hours from Jacobs Lake, AZ.

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