Plan Your Visit

tent set up on middle bench of the Grand Canyon at Whitmore Canyon Overlook
Vehicle camping at Whitmore Canyon Overlook in the Grand Canyon. The road to this spot is only for high clearance 4x4s with rugged all-terrain tires.

NPS - Todd Miller

Parashant National Monument 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.

Road Descriptions and Difficulty Ratings

Scenic Drives and Viewpoints for Motorized Vehicles

  • Basic Information
    Learn how to prepare yourself for the variety of conditions you may encounter on the Monument.
  • Accessibility
    Parashant is largely wide open spaces without trails, designated to remain "primitive". Extra obstacles may be encountered because of the remote nature of this special place.

  • Things To Do
    Explore the variety of activities that are possible on Parashant.

  • Safety
    Learn the best practices of having a safe and enjoyable visit.

  • Places To Go
    One million acres of public land can be overwhelming to explore. Let us make a few suggestions.

24 Hour Emergency phone number

Dispatch Center located at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.


Last updated: April 20, 2018

Contact the Park

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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