Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Paria Canyon/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
Coyote Buttes Permit Area - Driving Directions

What are the driving conditions like getting to the trailheads/access points?

The Paria Contact Station (where visitor information is available) can be accessed in all weather conditions. The Wire Pass trailhead and campground just south of the Paria Contact Station and Lone Tree access point are on dirt roads that can be impassable when wet. The Paw Hole and Cottonwood Cove access points are four-wheel drive even in dry weather. The latest conditions can be obtained at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Center in Kanab, Utah (745 E. Highway 89 in Kanab, Utah). The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Center in Kanab, Utah is the permanent, year-round location for the Coyote Buttes North and Coyote Buttes South walk-in permit lotteries. For more information, you may call the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument Office in St.George, Utah, at (435) 688-3200.

Wire Pass Trailhead

Wire Pass TrailheadFrom Page, AZ, drive west on Highway 89 for 34 miles (55 kilometers). Drive past the BLM Contact Station and the road to the White House trailhead. Turn left onto House Rock Valley Road. This road is compacted dirt. The Wire Pass trailhead is 8.3 miles (13.4 kilometers) down this dirt road.


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From Kanab, UT, drive east on Highway 89 for 38 miles (61 kilometers). Turn right onto House Rock Valley Road. This road is compacted dirt. The Wire Pass trailhead is 8.3 miles (13.4 kilometers) down this dirt road.

Wire Pass is also a trailhead for Paria Canyon.

The Notch Access Point

The Notch is an undeveloped access point that provides entry to Coyote Buttes North. There is limited parking available. It is not signed. Please park in existing disturbed areas only.

From Page, AZ, drive west on Highway 89 for 34 miles (55 kilometers). Drive past the BLM Contact Station and the road to the White House trailhead. Turn left onto House Rock Valley Road. This road is compacted dirt. The Notch access point is 9.6 miles (15.4 kilometers) down this dirt road, just past Stateline Campground.

From Kanab, UT, drive east on Highway 89 for 38 miles (61 kilometers). Turn right onto House Rock Valley Road. This road is compacted dirt. The Notch access point is 9.6 miles (15.4 kilometers) down this dirt road, just past Stateline Campground.

Lone Tree Access Point

The Lone Tree is an undeveloped access point that provides entry to Coyote Buttes South. There is limited parking available. It is not signed. Please park in existing disturbed areas only.

From Page, AZ, drive west on Highway 89 for 34 miles (55 kilometers). Drive past the BLM Contact Station and the road to the White House trailhead. Turn left onto House Rock Valley Road. This road is compacted dirt. Drive 16.0 miles (25.75 kilometers) down this road. Turn left (east) on a narrow dirt track and drive 0.25 miles (0.4 kilometers) and park near a lone tree next to a small reservoir.

From Kanab, UT, drive east on Highway 89 for 38 miles (61 kilometers). Turn right onto House Rock Valley Road. This road is compacted dirt. Drive 16.0 miles (25.75 kilometers) down this road. Turn left (east) on a narrow dirt track and drive 0.25 miles (0.4 kilometers) and park near a lone tree next to a small reservoir.

Paw Hole Access Point

Visiting the Paw Hole access point requires backcountry navigation and driving skills. Four-wheel drive is mandatory, as are topographic maps. Please stop by the Paria Contact Station or the Kanab Field Office for maps, road conditions and navigation advice.

The Paw Hole is an undeveloped access point with parking available. It is not signed. Please park in existing disturbed areas only.

Cottonwood Cove Access Point

Visiting the Cottonwood Cove access point requires backcountry navigation and driving skills. Four-wheel drive is mandatory, as are topographic maps. Please stop by the Paria Contact Station or the Kanab Field Office for maps, road conditions and navigation advice.

Cottonwood Cove is an undeveloped access point that provides entry to Coyote Buttes South. There is limited parking available. It is not signed. Please park in existing disturbed areas only.

Paria Contact Station

The Paria Contact Station is open 7 days/week 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MST/MDT) from March 15-November 15.

Paria Information Station From Page, AZ, drive west on Highway 89 for 30 miles (48 kilometers). Look for the BLM Contact Station sign on the left (south). The Paria Contact Station is two hundred yards (meters) off Highway 89.

From Kanab, UT, drive east on Highway 89 for 43 miles (62 kilometers). Look for the BLM Contact Station sign on the right. The Paria Contact Station is 200 yards (meters) off Highway 89.


 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