Plan Your Visit

View of the starry night sky and Milky Way over Mount Dellenbaugh.

NPS/T. Miller

At Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management cooperatively protect undeveloped, wild, and remote northwestern Arizona landscapes and their resources, while providing opportunities for solitude, primitive recreation, scientific research, and historic and traditional uses.

Parashant is a rugged and wild land. The vast, wild landscape of desert cactus, sheer canyon walls, soaring raptors, tall ponderosa pines, isolated cattle corrals and line shacks, lone cowboys, and rugged rock formations set against endless blue skies inspire those who seek it out. Few signs of civilization interrupt the splendid natural landscape. This is also one of the best places in the world to view dark night skies. Researching ahead of time gives you the opportunity to learn about the monument and the environments you’ll encounter during your adventure. You’ll have time to prepare and get the right gear/equipment needed for you and anyone that may be traveling with you.

Monument boundary sign for Parashant. Sign is mounted on a rock base.
Basic Information

Basic Information about Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.

View of Tassi Ranch, including the historic homestead with rock facade.
Places To Go

Learn about the natural and historic places, scenic vistas, and points of interest to visit in Parashant.

View of a trail sign for the Pakoon Springs area with agency logos and a hiking symbol.
Things To Do

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

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 of an UHV on a dirt road.
Road Descriptions and Difficulty Ratings

Parashant has hundreds of miles of backcountry dirt roads to explore. Learn about the road conditions and difficulty before heading out.

View of a large white 4x4 truck navigating a remote rutted road.
Scenic Drives & Viewpoints

Parashant has hundreds of miles of backcountry dirt roads to explore with the proper transportation and emergency gear.

View of a single backpacker's tent near the edge of a scenic viewpoint overlooking Whitmore Canyon.
Backcountry Camping

There are no designated campgrounds within the monument, only dispersed campsites. Dispose of waste properly and minimize campfire impacts.

Two hikers at a scenic overlook, looking out across the mesas and canyons from Whitmore Point.
Hiking Routes

Various backcountry trails allow hikers and equestrians to explore more of the monument.



24 Hour Emergency Phone Number | 702-293-8998

The Dispatch Center is located at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

A white/yellow Joshua Tree blossom in full detail, with a blurred background of the Pakoon Basin in the background.

NPS/R. Seely

Last updated: November 16, 2023

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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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