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    Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument Arizona

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Plan Your Visit

The Monument is located on the Colorado Plateau in northwestern Arizona. It borders Grand Canyon National Park to the south, Nevada to the west, and is bounded by the Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip region on the east and north. You can access the Monument, via dirt roads, from Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, so consult a map to determine which entrance point will work best with your travel route. Remember that there are no paved roads within the Monument. It is essential that you read the “Surviving the Parashant” section so that you can plan for a safe visit to this remote area.

Surviving the Parashant

Before venturing into the Monument, be sure you are well prepared to deal with the rough roads and isolated conditions.

  • Do not enter the Monument without purchasing the Arizona Strip Visitor Map. The map, road and safety information, and resource materials are available at the Interagency Information Center located at 345 East Riverside Drive in St. George, UT; (435) 688-3200 and at Pipe Springs National Monument on Arizona State Highway 389; (928) 643-7105.
  • There is no paved road access to or within the Monument. During dry periods graded dirt roads are passable by 2-wheel drive vehicles, but roads may become impassable when wet. We recommend that only well equipped four-wheel drive vehicles with two full-sized spare tires travel Monument routes.
  • Cell phones do not work in most areas of the Monument so leave a detailed itinerary and an estimated time of arrival with a friend or family member.
  • There are no services within the Monument. Take extra food, water and clothing, to allow for weather changes or vehicle breakdowns. If you are staying more than one day, take additional gas.

Note: It is illegal to drive any vehicle (including ATVs and bicycles) off designated roads.


Emergency phone number

1-800-680-5851 – 24 hours a day


Did You Know?

desert tortise burrows

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.