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Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Paria Canyon/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
Coyote Buttes 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.

Hiking
Comfortable Day Pack

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
Food for the day

Personal Gear
Multi-Tool/Knife
Hiking Permit
Headlamp or Flashlight (just in case)
Survival Kit
Compass
First Aid Kit
Guidebook/Map
Camera/Film 
Emergency Blanket

Personal Items
Sunscreen
Lip Balm
Sunglasses 

Clothing and Footwear
Clothing appropriate for weather and changing conditions
Hat w/brim
Trail runners/lightweight hiking boots

Optional
GPS Unit
Writing Pad
Pencil/Pen


What to Expect

Information

 

Permits


 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