Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is located in Arizona, immediately south of the Utah state line. In far north Arizona, the Vermilion Cliffs are the most visible natural feature in one of five BLM-administered national monuments that were established in 2000. Much of the area is an isolated plateau, flat and sandy, with just a few scattered ranches and occasional 12th century Anasazi remains - known as the Sand Hills or the Paria Plateau, access is very limited and the only attractions are a few small outcrops of swirling, multicolored rock formations, most famous being the White Pocket. The Vermilion Cliffs are steep eroded escarpments consisting primarily of sandstone, siltstone, and limestone. These sedimentary rocks have been deeply eroded for millions of years, exposing hundreds of layers of richly colored rock strata. Vermilion Cliffs outstanding scenery, desert wildlife, colorful history, and opportunities for primitive recreation will remain free from the influence of man and are protected in this condition for future generations. Vermilion Cliffs is located in the heart of the Colorado plateau and unlike anything on earth. Nowhere exists a similar concentration of varied geologic phenomena. There is more sandstone in this area than anywhere on earth which makes it the number one choice for landscape photographers.