Located in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, White Pocket is an easy loop trail popular for hiking, walking, and exploring and is known for spherical colored beehives and sandblasted cone structures. White Pocket has been described as “another planet” with otherworldly striated rock formations and colorful curves. Native American artifacts and petroglyphs can be spotted among the layered yellow, red, and orange windswept rock. These remote cliffs have little foot traffic and are the ideal escape for adventure and unbeatable views. A high-clearance 4x4 or off-road vehicle is necessary to reach the trailhead.
For directions to White Pocket use this map.
White Pocket trailhead is accessed from the 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 loop is 1.5 miles and generally takes about 35 minutes to walk around.
- Note: There is not a developed trail, and this area is best for exploring off the beaten path.
- Dogs are welcome on this trail.
- White Pocket is kid and family friendly.
- A high-clearance 4x4 or off-road vehicle is necessary to reach the trailhead.
- If you would like a guided tour of this area, check out this website.
- The best time to visit is from October- May. The summer months have harsh sunlight and there is no shade at White Pocket.
- There is no permit or entrance fee required.
- This area is remote. There are not any restrooms at White Pocket and cell service is spotty.
- Pack plenty of water and snacks!
- White Pocket is a photographer’s paradise and is a must-see alternative to The Wave. Sunrise and sunset photoshoots are especially popular because the light is softer.
- For coordinates for specific photography views, check out this website!