The monument has some of the most spectacular trails and vistas in the world. This remote and unspoiled monument is a geologic treasure, containing a variety of diverse landscapes that include the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. Elevations range from 3,100 to 7,100 feet. The monument is also home to a growing number of California condors, an endangered species. Each year, condors hatched and raised in a captive breeding program are released in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Visits to the monument require special planning and awareness of potential hazards, such as rugged and unmarked roads, poisonous reptiles and insects, extreme heat or cold, deep sand, and flash floods. Most roads require a four-wheel drive-high clearance vehicle due to deep sand.