Grand Canyon - Parashant National Monument

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Grand Canyon - Parashant National Monument

Arizona

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Overview

The Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument is jointly managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the National Park Service (NPS). Covering more than one million acres of remote and unspoiled public lands, this monument offers a wealth of scientific opportunities. The monument is home to countless biological, historical and archeological treasures. Deep canyons, mountains and lonely buttes testify to the power of geological forces and provide colorful vistas.

The information found here is not meant to replace a visit to the Interagency Information Center. The information center is operated by a cooperating association, Arizona Strip Interpretive Association. Visit the information center to purchase a copy of the Arizona Strip Visitor Map and obtain current, detailed information about road conditions, routes and weather forecasts.

There are no facilities within the monument.

Road conditions vary based on weather conditions. Call ahead before venturing to this monument. Obtain a map at the Interagency Information Center. Visits to the monument require special planning and awareness of potential hazards such as unmarked, rugged roads, venomous animals, extreme heat, and flash floods. Visitors should bring plenty of water, food, extra gasoline, and at least two spare tires. High-clearance vehicles are recommended. Please remember to be safe when visiting your public lands.

Map of Grand Canyon - Parashant

Latitude, Longitude: 36.102376, -113.334961

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Activities

  • Camping

    No fees or permits are required for backcountry camping. There are no developed campgrounds within the Monument; camp in previously used sites along primary roads. The maximum stay is 14 days. Do not camp within 1/4 mile of any water source including seeps, springs, earthen tanks, and wildlife catchments. No toilets are available. Walk away from camp and dig a hole about six to eight inches deep - spread out toilet sites. Cover the hole with dirt when finished.

  • Fishing

    Fishing may be available.

  • Hiking

    There are five designated hiking trails in the monument. Grand Wash Bench Trail is a moderate 20-mile round trip hike through two sets of cliffs along the Grand Bench from the north boundary to the south end. Mt. Logan Trail is an easy 0.5-mile short hike to the summit of Mt. Logan. Mt. Trumbull Trail is 2.5 miles of moderate to difficult trek that ascends the south slope of the Mt. Trumbull mesa. Paiute Wilderness Trails is a network of various trails that range from a day hike to the top of Mount Bangs to an overnight backpack trip down Sullivans Canyon to the Virgin River Gorge. Contact the monument for more information.

  • Historic Sites

    The monument has a history that begins more than 13,000 years ago with prehistoric Native Americans called the PaleoIndians. Remnants of the once-extensive Archaic, Puebloan (Anasazi) and Southern Paiute cultures are found on the monument. Mining activities, timber cutting and settlement by farmers and ranchers began by the 1870's. Today, ranching operations have survived the march of time. Contact the park for tour information.

  • Horseback Riding

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Hunting

    Big game hunting for Mule Deer, wild turkey, Pronghorn, and Bighorn Sheep occurs each year on the Arizona Strip. The hunts are administered by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and cooperatively occur on BLM administered public lands. Hunting permits and licenses must be obtained from the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Please contact park services for more information.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    The road to this monument is long and very rough in places. A high-clearance vehicle with four-wheel drive is a must. Contact the park for road information before visiting. Bring plenty of water, food, extra gasoline and at least two spare tires. High clearance vehicles are recommended.

Seasonality/Weather

Summer daytime temperatures at lower elevations are frequently over 100 degrees, with 90-degree days at higher elevations. Spring and fall temperatures are moderate. Winter weather brings the possibility of rain and snow to the higher elevations. Lower elevations receive some rain with rare snows; days are pleasant with below freezing nighttime temperatures.

Park Partners

Arizona Strip Interpretive Association

The Dixie/Arizona Strip Interpretive Association (D/ASIA) is a non-profit corporation formed in 1994. Its mission is primarily to enhance the understanding of the Arizona Strip and Southern Utah region including its history and resources.

(435) 688-3200

Directions

Driving

30 miles southwest of St. George, Utah

This remote monument is not easily accessed. Before attempting to visit the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, obtain a map at the Interagency Information Center, 345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George, UT. From St. George, take River Road south to the Arizona/Utah border. BLM Road 1069 will then lead you to several access points.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(435) 688-3202

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