the Monument

Amid the sandstone slickrock, brilliant cliffs, and rolling sandy plateaus of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument lie outstanding objects of scientific and historic interest. Despite its arid climate and rugged isolation, the monument contains a wide variety of biological objects and has a long and rich human history. Full of natural splendor and a sense of solitude, this area remains remote and unspoiled, qualities that are essential to the protection of the scientific and historic objects it contains. Learn more about one of the newest national monuments >waterpockets

About the Friends

The Friends of The Cliffs was formed in 2012 to provide the citizens of the United States with a voice in how the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is managed. The Friends of The Cliffs is an independent non-profit organization that works with the Bureau of Land Management, other agencies and non-profit organizations to protect the natural and cultural resources of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and the surrounding areas in northern Arizona. Learn more about us >


Charles Goodrich, Ben and Took-A-Look,  Maggie Sacher, Lorraine Christian, Cady Soukup, Denis Duman, Bill Bercu, Matt Williamson, Scott Jones, Kate Rakoci, Bob Sacher, Allen Tippetts, Kevin Wright and the beautiful Vermilion Cliffs, missing from photo Kate Watters.

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