The Wave in Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona

The Wave in Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona

The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument on the Arizona and Utah borders.

The swirling stone waves combine water and wind eroded sandstone dunes, calcified vertically and horizontally, and fossilized over 190 million years. The rich red-vermillion rocks get their colors from iron oxide pigments.

Only 20 people can visit the natural wonder daily, which can only be reached on foot.