Vermilion Cliffs

National Monument

Vermilion Cliffs

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is one of the most beautiful landmark of the USA but remains a little-known wonder.

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Location

It is located in Arizona, south to the Utah state line This National Monument, 293,689 acres in area, is comprised of the multi-colored the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. Much of the area is an isolated plateau, flat and sandy area.

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The Vermilion cliffs stretch as high as three thousand feet above the natural grandeur of their surroundings. Throughout the monument, travelers may want to keep a look out for signs of ancestral Puebloans. Archaeologists believe that the area is home to some of the oldest rock art in the entire southwest. The Monument has a rich history of exploration and settlement that spans more than two centuries.Thousands of years ago this landscape belonged to native hunters and gatherers. It was also an important route from Utah to Arizona used by settlers during the 19th Century
These days, the area is known as being home to California condors released to the wild for repopulation. And there are more than twenty species of raptors, including bald eagles and golden eagles, peregrine falcons, and several hawk species nowdays.
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Paria Canyon/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness - A Lasting Legacy