Things To Do

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.

View of the Milky Way over the rocky landscape of Whitmore Point.
Dark Sky Viewing

Along with its wild and remote nature, Parashant displays some of the darkest night skies in the world.

Kaibab Squirrel with white tuffs on its ears in a Ponderosa Pine tree.
Wildlife Viewing

Parashant is home to over 60 different species of mammals, 175 birds, 26 reptiles, 8 amphibians, and 1 native fish.

View of a cactus in Whitmore Canyon.
Places To Go

Learn about the various points of interest that are found in Parashant.

Welcome sign in front of the Public Lands building at sunrise.
Public Lands Visitor Center

This interagency office is staffed by employees from the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S National Forest Service.

Rubber cancellation stamps and ink pad next to a ranger flat hat.
NPS Passport Stamp

Are you a "Passport to Your National Parks" cancellation stamp collector? Parashant has a couple of stamps to commemorate your visit.

Collection of desert themed stuffed animals.
Junior Ranger Program

Junior Rangers help to preserve and protect national parks. They learn about nature and history and have fun exploring the parks.


Last updated: April 8, 2024

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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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