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    Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument Arizona

Things To Do

Camping

Public lands throughout the Monument are open for 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
  • Maximum stay - 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. Take toilet paper back to camp and deposit in camp garbage
  • Practice Leave No Trace techniques at all times
 
hikers at Lone Mountain

Hikers at Lone Mountain

PARA photo

Hiking/Backpacking

There are only two semi-maintained trails in the Monument – Mt. Trumbull and Mt. Dellenbaugh. All other hiking is on unmarked routes or requires bushwacking through dense brush or rugged terrain.

Exploring a remote area requires planning:

  • Take maps, compass, and/or GPS.
  • Water is not available so take a supplemental supply
  • Always carry extra food, matches or a lighter, a signal mirror, whistle, and foul weather gear.
  • Be aware that cell phones do not work in most areas.
  • Leave a detailed itinerary and a return date with family or friends
  • Never climb up or down into areas that you are not certain that you can exit. Never assume that you can continue forward, and be aware that descents from the steep areas you climb to, can be difficult and dangerous.

Did You Know?

Blooming Joshua TreeDYKWebsite

The Joshua Tree is closely related to the Lily Family (Liliaceae). The waxy greenish-white flowers of the Joshua Tree emit a sweet fragrance that is similar to the smell of coconut.