White Pocket is a remote desert expanse of Vermillion Cliffs National Monument near the Arizona/Utah border. Not for the unprepared. You will need to have a 4WD vehicle, preferably with high clearance. You’ll be driving through deep sandy roads for at least an hour and a half off the main House Rock Valley Road. Be sure to check the current conditions of the road at the BLM Office located at 745 East Highway 89.
White Pocket Hike Details
Distance – 1+ miles roundtrip
Approximate hiking time – Varies on how much time you want to spend there
Elevation at Trailhead – 5646 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – Sand and sandstone
Amount of water recommended – 2+ liters
Bathrooms – None
Season to hike – Year-around if road is passable due to deep sand.
Special considerations – A 4WD vehicle is necessary, high clearance is recommended.
Below are photographs I captured of the unusual and colorful rock formations we discovered during our recent trip.