House Rock Road

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House Rock road passes through a geologic wonderland. The road follows a canyon formed by the jagged red, buff, umber, and yellow sandstone of the Vermillion Cliffs on the east and the gentle yellow and gray slopes of the Kaibab Plateau monocline on the west. The trail passes: - The Buckskin Gulch trailhead, which has a vault toilet - The Wire Pass trailhead serves both the Wire Pass slot canyon and the famous Wave (located in Coyote Buttes North, permit required) and has a vault toilet - State Line Campground, eight free campsites with covered picnic tables, fire grates, and two vault toilets. - Northern terminus of the 800-mile Arizona Trail. The trail, which begins at the Mexican border, ends at State Line Campground, which spans the Arizona-Utah border - Maze Rock Art Site (1.2-mile round trip hike to a petroglyph panel) - Access to White Pocket and Coyote Buttes South. Coyote Buttes South requires a permit. White Pocket does not. - California Condor Viewing Site, which has a vault toilet - Vermillion Cliffs National Monument Besides State Line Campground, numerous dispersed campsites along House Rock Road and its spur trails exist. The southern part of House Rock Road has washboards. The northern part of the trail is prone to flash floods and washouts. A 2WD vehicle is adequate in dry conditions.