Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Paria Canyon/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
Paria Canyon Permit Area
Recommended Backpacking Gear Checklist

Note: This is an example list for lightweight backcountry travel in warm, desert canyon conditions. More gear may be required for certain conditions. Individual preferences may vary.

This list is for one person. Some gear can be combined for groups.

Camping and Hiking
Backpack
Lightweight Tent or Bivy Sack
Sleeping Pad
Sleeping Bag

Hydration
Hydration bladder(s) and/or Water Bottles (don't skimp), plan on at least 1 gallon (3.75 liters) of water per person per day

Cooking and Eating
Cookpot
Mug
Bowl
Spoon
Pot scrubber
Water Filter with Cleaning kit and/or Water Treatment Solution/Tablets
Stove
Fuel
Matches/Lighter
Food for duration of trip plus one day extra

Personal Gear
Multi-Tool/Knife
Sewing Kit
Garbage Bags
Hiking Permit
Headlamp or Flashlight
Spare Bulb
Spare Batteries
Survival Kit
Compass
First Aid Kit
Paria Hikers Guide/Map
Camera/Film

Personal Items
Moist Towelettes (disposable)
Toilet Paper
Human Waste Bag (Required use January 1, 2010)
Toothbrush/Toothpaste
Sunscreen
Lip Balm
Sunglasses

Clothing and Footwear
Rain/Wind Jacket and Pants
Light Fleece Shirt (2)
Long Sleeve Polypro Shirt
Short Sleeve Polypro Shirt or t-shirt
Nylon shorts/pants (quick drying with zip-off legs)
Lightweight Fleece Pants
Socks and/or Neoprene Socks
Hat w/brim
Fleece hat
Trail runners/lightweight hiking boots/Amphibious hikers (no leather footwear)

Optional
GPS Unit
Writing Pad
Pencil/Pen


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 Vermilion Cliffs National Monument 
Monument Manager:  Kevin Wright
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