Plan Your Visit


Parashant view from Black Rock lookout

Photo by Kenneth Ingham

Parashant National Monument is a rugged and wild land larger than the state of Rhode Island. It epitomizes much of the "Wild West" including a vast, wild landscape of desert cactus and sheer canyon walls, soaring raptors and tall ponderosa pines, isolated cattle corrals and line shacks, lone cowboys, and rugged rock formations set against endless blue skies. Few signs of civilization mar the splendid isolation of this vast landscape making it one of the best places in the world to view dark night skies.

  • Basic Information
    Learn how to prepare yourself for the variety of conditions you may encounter on the Monument.
  • Accessibility
    Parashant is largely wide open spaces without trails, designated to remain "primitive". Extra obstacles may be encountered because of the remote nature of this special place.

  • Things To Do
    Explore the variety of activities that are possible on Parashant.

  • Safety
    Learn the best practices of having a safe and enjoyable visit.

  • Places To Go
    One million acres of public land can be overwhelming to explore. Let us make a few suggestions.

Emergency phone number

1-800-680-5851 – 24 hours a day


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