Last updated: February 17, 2017
Alerts & Conditions
Hazardous Cottonwoods at Tassi Ranch - Falling BranchesThe giant 80 year old cottonwoods at Tassi Ranch are nearing the end of their life. As they weaken they will drop branches that weigh in excess of 1,000 pounds. Avoid standing or parking under the cottonwoods, especially on windy days.
It's Monsoon Season - Expect Washed Out Roads and Deep MudTake a map. Don't push through deep mud unless you are prepared to be stranded for days. Some monument roads only get a few 4x4s on them each month. Travel in the morning as storms usually don't start until the afternoon. There is NO cell service here.
Treat Water from Monument Springs Before DrinkingThere are no potable water sources here. Rangers advise bringing all drinking water needed for your visit. Springs are rare. Expect spring water to contain E. coli and fecal coliform bacteria from animals. Always boil or chemically treat collected water.
Bringing an ATV/UTV from Out of State?In order to use an ATV/UTV on NPS roads and Mohave County roads in the monument, it must be registered and meet Arizona street legal (on-highway use) requirements including appropriate insurance and mandatory equipment.
GC-Parashant National Monument is not part of Grand Canyon National ParkGrand Canyon National Park is only part of the 277 mile long Grand Canyon. Click More for the park site. GC-Parashant starts on the north rim of the Grand Canyon just west of the national park boundary at Toroweap and stretches to the Nevada state line.