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Vermilion Cliffs

White Pocket

brochure Vermilion Cliffs - White Pocket

Brochure and Map about the fragile sandstone formation White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument (NM) in Arizona. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Backcountry Warning Visitors entering Vermilion Cliffs National Monument do so at their own risk. There are no marked trails, no drinking water sources, and only occasional contact with other visitors and BLM employees. Rescue may take hours or even days. You are responsible for your own safety. Check weather, hiking, and road conditions before you set out. Be sure to carry extra water, food, and a first aid kit in case of an emergency. Bring a map and compass or GPS, and know how to use them . Tell a responsible person where you are going, when you plan to be back, and who to call if you are overdue. Cell phone service in the Monument is unreliable. It is always worth attempting 911 in an emergency, but there is no guarantee. Minimize Impacts The remarkable formations of White Pocket are made of fragile sandstone. Use care when moving around the delicate formations. Important Phone Numbers Emergency Number (to report a medical emergency or wildfire) For non-emergency situations please contact: Coconino County Sheriff Flagstaff, AZ CE N TER FOil OUTDOOR tf H ICS (877) 644-2349 Glen Canyon NPS Dispatch Page, AZ (800) 582-4351 or (928) 608-6300 BLM GSENM Visitor Center Kanab, UT (435) 644-1300 BLM AZ Strip Field Office St. George, UT (435) 688-3200 BLM Kanab Field Office Kanab, UT (435) 644-1200 5 s The popularity of campsites adjacent to White Pocket is causing impacts in the form of exposed human waste and toilet paper, excessive campfire rings, and vegetation damage. Please do your part to keep these areas clean and natural. Use existing campsites, and keep campsites small. Avoid places where impacts are just beginning. Bury human waste 6" deep, and well away from the campsite. Pack out all your trash , including food scraps and toilet paper. To minimize impact, do not damage trees or collect firewood. 0 10 5 10 White Pocket Vermilion Cliffs National Monument 20 Miles Kilometers 20 Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Paria...,__ ~9 f== Contact 108 .._ Station Avoid stepping in or touching any pools to protect rare desert plants and animals. Backcountry Camping (800) 338-7888 Kane County Sheriff Kanab, UT Leave it as you found it. Pack out all trash, including food scraps and toilet paper. leave no trace · 911 Big Water, UT Glen Canyon NRA House Rock Valley Road (BL M 1065) I J Kaibab National Forast ~r Vermilion Cliffs National Monument 89 • !Jacob Lake, AZ Navajo Reservation White Pocket is a colorful sandstone feature located on the rugged Paria Plateau, deep within the remote Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Please find detailed driving instructions and a map of suggested routes on the opposite page. NATIONA L CONSERVATION LANDS ,, ,, I • I Co,:0te _ Buttes South'\_ (~enn1t Requ1r~ Cottonwood Cove , Acfess Point ~ ~ \ \ I ~ , \ ~ - - - l1~07~9--,,,,,.,,,,_,~ Paw Hole Access Point ~ I I I ll , ",I ,,_,_ .....en ....(1) ... ,I ', 0 LL Corrale, -, 1080 \ ..... , - " rn I \ I z 'I ·-.....rn .0 ,-.'-S , Q) II) :r , Corra l• 1017 I 3. 1 miles (5.0km) ~--~ ✓ , - I I I -~'<, \\ \I 1<t:>· ' I ,I ..,..~ ~ . Unma intained 4x4 O NLY Road -... Other Routes* Unm aintained Sand/Clay Road 4x4 O N LY Ro utes Most Difficult 4x4 Routes Land Ownership - ,, I I I Gett ing to White Pocket White Pocket is accessed from the House Rock Valley Road (BLM 1065). To get to House Rock Valley Road from Kanab, UT, take Highway 89 east for 38 miles. From Page, AZ, take Highway 89 west for 36 miles. The south end of House Rock Valley Road intersects Highway 89A 13.5 miles east of Jacob Lake, AZ . SLM SLM Wilderness State US Forest Service ' Minor routes and routes not related to White Pocket may not be depicted Road Conditions: CAUTION Pine Tree ', Pocket ', Ranch , """-- Maintained Dirt/Gravel Road I I '~,9-?)~ Route to White Pocket ...... , ., _, " !_324 The BLM 1017 turn-off to White Pocket is located just opposite an old livestock corral, 23 .5 miles south of Hwy 89 or 9.3 miles north of Hwy 89A on BLM 1065. Take BLM 1017 east 6.2 mi les to the Pine Tree Pocket Ranc h, then proceed north on 1087 and 1086 to the White Pocket parking area. Leave all gates as you find them. ' o7,> ~ ' I I \ ', 7 +, I I "\ '" 'a <9$ ,I '---0 ,s, - , _ .. \ -; ~ 7 I I I ' '- I~'?~b,."+(:- ::, 0 ~ ' roro, ~ .0 I ', ,I I ~--,_.,, , ;.,,, , Paria Plateau ":>· \ "' I \ ,I (4.5 krn) \ _, , , C 0 rn 1 \ /0 ~ I ' ~·f ~ <v· ~ !', "" I,~ Co~- ' 0 I Poverty Flat Ranch f I 0.75 ,I ,-- - - -- -- - - - - - - - -- --J , " 2 8 miles --''\-«,~ , '\,· ~ - ✓, 2.8 mi/es (4.5 km) ,_ I ~, tS',, "-, I., ~ I I 0 Corral• 'I 1N •see travel advisory , Corral gt (4x4 ONLY) I ,,~ .... Deep Sand Travel Not Recommended White Pocket ....o,I ,, \ '' \ I I -.:r I 00 1 I CAUTION Most roads are deep sand, slick clay, or uneven rock . Roads are subject to flooding and conditions change often. Please inquire at BLM offices for the most current information. TRAVEL ADVISORY Deep sand on BLM 1079 increases travel risks. Westbound travel is slightly easier, and is the advised direction when using this route. A high-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle is required to reach White Pocket. All four -wheel-drive routes, even those suggested by BLM, are used at your own risk. Four-wheel-drive routes marked as "Most Difficult" are substantially rougher or have long stretches of very deep sand. If you are unsure of your vehicle's capabilities or simply don't want to assume the risk, BLM recommends hiring an authorized guide. Information on permitted guides may be found at BLM visitors centers or on our website.

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