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Established in November 2000, this remote and unspoiled, 280,000-acre Monument is a geologic treasure, containing a variety of diverse landscapes from the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. Elevations range from 3,100 to 7,100 feet. Steep eroded escarpments consisting primarily of sandstone, siltstone, limestone and shale have been deeply eroded for millions of years, exposing hundreds of layers of richly colored rock strata.

hiking
11 days ago

If you're going around any time that it rained you may be better off entering from the south. I had the folks at the BLM station tell me the north entrance road was "open, but probably slick." When pressed a bit more they admitted they themselves would never drive on it in those conditions, but I was welcome to give it a try. No thanks.

Even with the extra distance around it is absolutely worth the trip.

Loved this trail!! Gorgeous views in canyon and at end. There is a boulder in the way close to middle of slot canyon which requires about 8' of vertical descent/ascent. Try to get past because the end is really cool!

hiking
18 days ago

One trail crossed from bucket list !! Yeah

camping
28 days ago

Best trail out of Zion national park. you can definitely just keep going and going and before you know it your hungry and the sun will be goin down. Gorgeous red wash! The Rick art was amazing too.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great hike to a final amazing location!

Our family hit the jackpot by getting picked in the lottery the first time we tried!

We hit the trailhead at 5:55 AM and we're back to our vehicle about 11 AM. We spent about one hour in and near the wave.

That is definitely the way to go with the hot weather! Be sure to bring a lot of water.

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Spectacular!!! Hiked from Buckskin to Whitehouse and enjoyed every step. The gulch was dry until we hit the cesspools. We hiked this on July 2nd & 3rd. We saw a few day hikers for a couple miles around Wire pass after that it was just us....... until we hit the campsite. There was still plenty of room. Would do it again!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike, planned a whole vacation around it, I highly recommend it.

hiking
1 month ago

Not worth the insanely long drive on a dirt road to get there!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely stunning.....
Worth the wait and effort of the lottery.
I'd go again in a minute !

The campsite was much nicer than I expected. There are several sites now, maybe 8 with canopys for shade and a bathroom. ( No running water )
We stayed into the heat of the day and had the place to ourselves all afternoon to explore. But the hike back was a bit grooling in 97 degree heat and no sign of shade. Luckily we all had plenty of extra water. The breeze saved us, but we were a bit sand blasted by the end.
Be safe out there......
What a gorgeous gift of nature !!

Went to White Pocket today. The whole place is awesome!
A must if you are in the area.
Good alternative to the Wave, some say its nicer...

Get Map and directions from Guides at the visitor Center.
We took following roads 1017 -1087 - 1086
Up to the ranch driving is easy. Afterwards there are a few tricky sections.
However if you have some experience in sand and a 4WD there will be no problem.
Just keep going!
Shortly before the gate there is a big bump/pothole, be carefull and dont overspeed.

2 months ago

2 months ago