Most People Don't Realize We Have Our Very Own Atlantis Right Here In The US
AZ Central wrote about how the Vermilion Cliffs area of the Grand Canyon State is actually Arizona’s very own Atlantis – and we couldn’t agree more! Covering 294,000 acres, the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is a natural wonder that can be found in northern Arizona, not too far from the Utah state border. Keep reading to find out why this is arguably America’s Atlantis!
The jaw-dropping destination looks like something you would expect to find on another planet, full of vibrant colors and sandstone that will leave you in awe. This is a lost world that only a limited number of people get the chance to explore; the U.S. Bureau of Land Management restricts the access to specific areas like The Wave. One of the most sought-after areas to explore within the national monument, only 20 people are allowed to explore this area each day.
Of the 20 lucky people who get a permit to explore Arizona's Atlantis each day, 10 are chosen randomly from an online lottery four months prior to the date! The other 10 slots are reserved for walk-ins, making this scenic landscape all the more difficult to reach.
Those who are lucky enough to get a permit for The Wave will then have to hike several miles through wide-open desert spaces. Between the secludedness of this natural wonder and the effort it takes to reach it, it's easy to see why someone would compare this place to Atlantis.
Another factor to keep in mind when planning a trip to Arizona's Atlantis? You'll find absolutely no paved roads within the national monument. Depending on what time of year you visit the Vermilion Cliffs, some of the dirt roads here may be impossible to navigate without four-wheel drive.
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