Safety

Ranger assisting motorist with broken down vehicle
A breakdown can easily ruin a trip. Here at Parashant, unless you have a satellite phone or messenger, make sure someone back home knows where you are going so they can call for help if you don't return. Take supplies to last a few days in case you are stranded. Some roads here only get a few motorists on them each month so don't count on another person 'coming by' to help you.

NPS - J. Axel

 
 
General Safety Information:
  • Trip Plan: It is strongly recommended that you tell a friend or relative where you are going, when and when you expect to return.
  • Weather: During the summer monsoon season (June - September), it is better to 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. Due to the sheer size of the region and the number of roads, it is not possible to provide updated travel conditions on the Arizona Strip after rain or snow. Expect all roads to be impassible after wet weather.
  • Road Hazards: Expect slow-moving cattle or fast-moving UTVs on the roads. If a UTV driver flashes a number at you with their fingers, this means there will be that many UTVs coming behind them.
  • Travel with extra water, food, blankets, and any other personal health items you need to last several days. If you experience car trouble, stay with your vehicle. Some roads are seldom traveled.

Last updated: November 19, 2019

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Mailing Address:

345 East Riverside Drive
St. George, UT 84790

Phone:

(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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