A Vast Impressive Landscape

Despite the hardships created by rugged isolation and the lack of natural waters, Parashant has a long human history spanning more than 11,000 years, and an equally rich geologic history spanning almost two billion years. Full of natural splendor and a sense of solitude, this area remains remote and unspoiled, qualities that are essential to the protection of its scientific and historic resources.

View of Whitmore Canyon from Mt. Logan
Plan Your Visit

Explore sweeping landscapes and engaging scenery on the edge of one of the most beautiful places on earth, the Grand Canyon.

A wide desert canyon with sparse vegetation.
Learn About the Park

Parashant is a vast, biologically diverse, impressive landscape encompassing an array of scientific resources and historic sites.

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Things To Do

Explore the various activities you can do to visit or learn about Parashant.

View of the rising sun from a remote viewpoint overlooking the Grand Canyon.
Scenic Drives & Viewpoints

Hundreds of miles of backcountry roads lead to incredible scenery and many remote destinations. Plan ahead.

The sun setting behind a glowing tent in a ponderosa forest.

Here you can wake up in your tent, open the flap, and enjoy scenic views with no one else for miles around. No fees or reservations needed.

Jeep on steep road by dropoff
Travel Safety & Vehicle Recommendations

Are you wondering if your vehicle, tires, and equipment are appropriate to visit the monument? Read more here.

View overlooking the Grand Canyon from the Twin Point overlook.

Can't make it to the monument? No problem. Take in the views of Parashant from wherever you are!

Image features barrel cacti in a Mojave Desert environment, surrounded by spring wildflowers.

Learn about the natural resources across the monument, from the rocks under our feet to the sky overhead and everything in between.

Image features researchers and monument employees releasing relict leopard frogs at Pakoon Springs.
Science & Research

To apply for a scientific research and collecting permit, visit the NPS Research Permit and Reporting System website.

Last updated: April 8, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Public Lands Visitor Center
345 East Riverside Drive

Saint George, UT 84790


(435) 688-3200
This federal interagency office is staffed by employees from the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S National Forest Service, and by dedicated volunteers from the local community. Phones are answered Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The visitor center is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and all federal holidays.

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