The monument is located in the northwest corner of Arizona, bordering Nevada to the west and near the southern border of Utah. There are no paved roads or visitor services within the monuments million-plus acres. Visitors should be prepared for travel on rugged dirt roads. Traveling with an appropriate high clearance vehicle equipped with 8-ply or 10-ply tires or with two full-sized spare tires is recommended. The monument has entry roads from Nevada, Utah and Arizona. It is important that you do not leave the pavement without a map. Maps can be purchased at 345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George, UT 84790, or by calling (435) 688-3275.
The nearest local airport to the monument is located in St. George, UT and the closest international airport is located in Las Vegas, NV.
Did You Know?
Desert tortoises’ sharp claws and strong legs can dig burrows up to 30 feet long to protect themselves from the blistering summer heat and cold winter temperatures.