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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...
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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


Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

American  Bison - photo by Bruce Taubert
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Driving Directions:
From Marble Canyon, go west on Hwy. 89A for 16 miles to the ranch road (WFS Rd. 455). Go south for 22 miles.

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House Rock Wildlife Area : Wildlife Viewing Area