|Vermilion Cliffs Condor Viewing Site|
The California condor soars the skies of Arizona once again, thanks to a reintroduction effort that began here at Vermilion Cliffs in 1996. A condor viewing kiosk at the west end of the monument invites visitors to look for these enormous black birds. From the kiosk, visitors are almost guarantee...
House Rock Wildlife Area
|Description: This 60,000 acre wildlife area is one of only 2 sites in Arizona where one may see state-managed bison herds. House Rock Valley, along the eastern edge of the Kaibab Plateau, has good views into the Marble Canyon portion of Grand Canyon National Park. The wildlife area, consisting of pinyon-juniper and desert scrub, also borders the Saddle Mountain Wilderness to the south and west.|
Wildlife to Watch: You may see mule deer and pronghorn, desert cottontail, black-tail jackrabbit, cliff chipmunk, white-tailed antelope squirrel, coyote, gray fox, spotted skunk, loggerhead shrike, Say’s phoebe, horned lark, sage and black-throated sparrows, various birds of prey, and maybe even California condors flying over from the Vermilion Cliffs. The bison range freely over 60,000 acres of the wildlife area and the 750 square miles of the neighboring Kaibab Plateau and are not always visible from the road. Reptiles in the area include the Great Basin rattlesnake, gophersnake, and eastern collared lizard.
Special Tips: No facilities
Other Activities: None
Ownership: Arizona Game & Fish Department/U.S. Forest Serv
Size: 60,000 acres
Closest Town: Jacob Lake
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