Wilderness is the land that was – wild land beyond the frontier... land that shaped the growth of the nation and the character of its people. Wilderness is the land that is – rare, wild places where one can retreat from civilization, reconnect with the Earth, and find healing, meaning and significance.

In 1964, in a nearly unanimous vote, the United States Congress enacted landmark legislation that added protection to some of the most natural and undisturbed public land in America. The Wilderness Act established the National Wilderness Preservation System to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness."


Parashant Wilderness Areas

Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument encompasses four wilderness areas: Grand Wash Cliffs Wilderness, Paiute Wilderness, Mt. Trumbull Wilderness, and Mt. Logan Wilderness. These areas have been set aside for "solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation," as well as "ecological, geological, or other features of scientific, educational, scenic, or historical value." They also provide habitat for wildlife and plants, including endangered and threatened species.

Last updated: April 13, 2018

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345 East Riverside Drive
St. George, UT 84790


(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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