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    Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument Arizona

Things To Know Before You Come

General Planning Information


Travel in the monument requires visitors to be self-reliant and flexible. When entering the monument you need to have everything you need for a safe and comfortable trip. There are many reasons for delays and travel plans should remain flexible. You should take enough food and water to remain in the monument for an extended amount of time, possibly several days. It is also a good idea to have a backup plan with maps in case of unforeseen events. Before leaving contact the Public Lands Office for updates and advisories.

Public Lands Office

345 E. Riverside Dr.

St. George, UT 84790

(435) 688-3200

Visitors in the monument must practice minimum impact techniques, adhere to Leave No Trace principles, follow backcountry safety guidelines and be aware of the fragile ecosystems and private lands in the monument.

Did You Know?

desert tortoise eating habits

Desert tortoises meet both their food and moisture requirements from a diet of grasses, plants, and flowers. When water is scarce, they have a reserve stored in a specialized urinary bladder.