Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is located in Arizona, immediately south of the Utah state line. This National Monument, 293,689 acres in area, protects the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, White Pocket, as well as Buckskin Gulch and the Paria River and canyon. Elevations in the Monument range from 3,100 feet to 6,500 feet above sea level.
In 1984 the United States Congress designated the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area, and it now has a total of 110,732 acres, with Arizona containing approximately 89,400 acres while Utah only contains approximately 21,332 acres. It is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
This collection represents the 80 most varied and interesting landscapes and abstracts of this sandstone desert environment that I have collected over the years, where erosion reigns supreme. I truly hope I weather as gracefully and with as much strong character, as this mysterious and magical land I have tread upon for so long. Most I would not consider art-worthy or worth collecting, although a few I suspect do exist, and of course if the viewer sees something that causes delight, all is available for printing on many different mediums.
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:National Monument, Paria Canyon, Paria Plateau, Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, White Pocket, Wilderness, Wilderness Area, erosion, sandstone
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