Vermillion Cliffs to Grand Canyon
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument spans from the western rim of Marble Canyon to the boundary of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Southern Utah. Visitors traveling to or from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon will traverse the southern boundary of the monument when they drive along highway 89A, which actually borders the Paria Canyon Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness section of the Monument. The Northern boundaries of Vermilion Cliffs can be accessed via highway 89 in between Lake Powell and Kanab, Utah. Vermilion Cliffs National Monument was formed on November 9th 2000 to protect it outstanding scenic beauty, unique geology, and human history. The Paria Canyon - Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness which was designated in 1984 also became part of the National Monument. Read the guide below to learn more.