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Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, AZ

Bureau of Land Management

Overview

The Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness (109,400 acres) is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Arizona contains approximately 89,400 acres. Utah contains approximately 20,000 acres. In 1984, the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System established by the Wilderness Act of 1964. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities. How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply. Advance permits are required for overnight use. There is a limit on overnight use in the canyon to 20 persons per day. Paria Canyon day use permits are available via self-serve envelopes at each trailhead. There are no visitor use limits for day use for the Paria Canyon. This does not include Coyote Buttes North or Coyote Buttes South day use areas. Day users must display the permit on their vehicle windshield. Overnight users must display the permit on the otuside of their backpack and on the dashboard of their vehicle. Campfires are prohibited. Dogs are allowed but require permits. They must be kept under control at all times. The use of human waste bags is mandatory on Paria Canyon overnight trips. Their cost is covered in the permit fee, and they are available at the Paria Contact Station, the Grand Staircase-Escalante Visitor Center in Kanab, Utah, and the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument Office in St. George, Utah. Use existing campsites at least 200 feet from a water source. No camping on or adjacent to any archaeological site. Wrather Canyon is closed to camping. Group size cannot exceed ten people. All trash must be packed out, including toilet paper and human waste bags. Use of public land for business or financial gain requires a special permit. Wilderness is closed to motorized and mechanized vehicles and equipment. Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport are generally prohibited on all federal lands designated as wilderness. This includes the use of motor vehicles (including OHVs), motorboats, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters Contact the agency for more information about regulations.

Recreational Activities:

  • WILDERNESS

Address:

,AZ,
Phone: (435) 688-3200
Email: BLM_AZ_ASDOWEB@blm.gov

Directions:

345 E. Riverside Drive St. George, UT 84790-6714 (435) 688-3200 Hours: 7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday Closed Sunday

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