Condor Viewing Site

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Arizona Strip District Office 345 E. Riverside Drive St. George, UT 84790

Latitude/Longitude:
36.77092, -112.056446
Directions:

The Condor Viewing Site is accessed from House Rock Valley Road (BLM 1065). To get to House Rock Valley Road from Kanab, UT, take Highway 89 east for 38 miles. From Page, AZ, take Highway 89 west for 36 miles. The south end of House Rock Valley Road intersects Highway 89A 13.5 miles east of Jacob Lake, AZ.

The site is located on the east side of House Rock Valley Road (BLM 1065) by traveling either north from Highway 89A for about 3 miles, or south from Highway 89 for about 27 miles.

Fee Description:

None

WILDLIFE VIEWING

Condor Viewing Site

Overview

From a low of 22 condors in 1982, over 200 California condors now live in the wild. The Peregrine Fund, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), has released condors from Vermilion Cliffs National Monument since 1996. A number of condors roost on top of the Vermilion Cliffs. This site offers visitors a chance to see these enormous endangered birds in the wild. Viewing is best done with binoculars or a spotting scope.

On-site facilities include interpretive panels, a view finder, picnic tables, a shade shelter, and one pit toilet.

Road Conditions

The road to this area is unpaved and minimally maintained. Most of the time, two-wheel-drive, high-clearance vehicles can travel the road. However, four-wheel-drive, high-clearance vehicles may be required when the road is wet. During the rainy season and the winter months, the road may become impassable for all vehicles, even those with four-wheel-drive.
 
House Rock Valley Road in Utah from U.S. Highway 89 to Stateline Campground is not maintained. We recommend high clearance four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive vehicles to navigate rough, rocky and sandy roads. The road is impassable when wet.
 

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