This stunning rock formation is about 1 square mile of unique swirls and curious curves that may make you feel like you’ve stepped onto the planet Mars. Often called “Brain Rock”, its iconic red, orange, and yellow rock formations have recently captured the attention of a company you may know, as it can now be seen as one of the wallpaper options on Apple products. This is a photographers happy place!
This longer tour is well worth it and definitely recommended as an equal alternative to the Wave, but no permit is needed! The sand en route is very deep but our high clearance four wheel drive vehicles and experienced guides make it so you don’t have to worry. We usually stop to see the California Condors release site where you can often see them nesting on the Vermillion Cliffs.
|Times||8am, 11am, 2pm (only during the summer with long daylight days)|
|Seasons||Year round (weather permitting)|
|Distance||~1.5-2.5 miles roundtrip (depending on how much you want to hike around)|
|Difficulty||2.5 / 5 ( 1 = easy 5 = very hard )|
|Terrain||Mostly flat (depending what you want to see), you walk through sand to get there, and then uneven rock with a few places where you can climb up rocks and boulders if you want.|
|Additional info||Little to no shade. It’s recommended to bring your own lunch for this tour with foods that won’t upset your stomach on the bumpy roads. Bring your own water for hiking.|
pricing 7-8 hour tours
|Additional people (per person)||$75|
***all tours are subject to 15% taxes and fees***
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