Safety

UTV side by side covered in spring mud
In winter and spring roads above 5,000 feet can be muddy or impassible.

NPS - J. Axel

Click for Indepth Travel Information, Photos, Warnings, and Safety Recommendations to plan your visit to one of the last truly remote places in the lower 48 states.

  • This is a remote area. There are NO developed facilities, stores, ranger stations, or paved roads.
  • Visitors are responsible for being fully self-contained with all the food, water, health, weather-appropriate clothing, and camping equipment needed for multiple days, especially if stranded.
  • Does someone know where you are going and can call for help if you do not return when you say you will? Do you have a satellite messenger (such as a Garmin InReach) to call for help? Satellite messengers send GPS coordinates that are very helpful for rescuers looking for someone.
  • Emergency response to someone who needs help can take most of the day depending on their location in the monument. Bad weather will also impact rescue time.
  • There is no cell phone service in the monument (except for Verizon service at Twin Point where phones may connect to a cell tower on the Hualapai Reservation.)
  • Due to the sheer size of the region and the number of roads, it is not possible to provide updated comprehensive road conditions on the Arizona Strip.
  • During the summer monsoon season (June - September) travel in the morning. Storms usually occur after 1pm.
  • In winter, roads above 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) may be impassible due to ice and snow.

Last updated: August 31, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

345 East Riverside Drive
St. George, UT 84790

Phone:

(435) 688-3200
Phones are answered Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The information center is closed on Saturday and Sunday as well as all federal holidays.

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