Travel Tip of the Week, #8
Discover Vermilion Cliffs National Park in Arizona. Get a guide, as the roads are often treacherous and impassible in cars, and there are no trails. The photographic opportunities there are astounding. The scenery and colors are incredible. You’ll encounter very few other visitors in most areas, due to the permits needed. (Obtaining a permit is a process, but it’s worth it!) Find more information from the BLM.
Vermilion Cliffs can easily be combined with a visit to the more remote North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Though, while Vermilion Cliffs is amazing to visit anytime of year, access to the North Rim is closed when there is snow (the roads aren’t plowed). And, if you make it to the North Rim in winter, you could be stuck there if snow arrives after you do.