Basic Information

Parashant's climate is a subtropical, hot desert climate, typical of the Mojave Desert in which it lies. The region enjoys abundant sunshine year-round; it has an average of about 310 sunny days per year. It is virtually free of tornadoes and ice storms. The summer months of June through September are very hot and mostly dry, with a July daily average temperature of 92.5 °F (33.6 °C), while night time temperatures often remain above 80 °F. There are an average of 134 days of 90 °F + highs.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fees - $0.00

No entrance fees or permits are required for general public activities except for winter access to the Kelly Point Road. Permits are required for commercial activities, either a Commercial Use Authorization on NPS lands or a Special Recreation Permit on BLM lands. Other activities such as hunting licenses and ORV vehicle licensing are subject to Arizona state regulations.

Entrance Passes:

Passes - $0.00

No permits or fees are required for general visitor activities. Visits to this monument require special planning and awareness of potential hazards such as unmarked rugged roads, venomous animals, extreme heat, and flash floods. Bring plenty of water, food, extra gasoline and at least two spare tires. High clearance vehicles are recommended.

Last updated: April 10, 2018

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Mailing Address:

345 East Riverside Drive
St. George, UT 84790


(435) 688-3200
Phones are answered Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The center is closed on Sundays as well as all federal holiday with the exceptions of Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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