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

What are the driving conditions like getting to the trailheads?

The Paria Contact Station and the Lee's Ferry trailhead can be accessed in all weather conditions. The White House, Wire Pass, and Buckskin Gulch trailheads are on dirt roads that can be impassable when wet. The latest conditions can be obtained by visiting the Paria Contact Station or by calling the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Center in Kanab, at (435) 644-1300. 

White House Trailhead

White House Trailhead 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 off Highway 89. The White House trailhead is two miles down a dirt road that begins at the Contact Station.

From Kanab, UT, drive east on Highway 89 for 43 miles (62 kilometers). Look for the BLM Contact Station sign on the right. The White House trailhead is two miles (3.2 kilometers) down a dirt road that begins at the Contact Station.

Wire Pass TrailheadWire Pass Trailhead

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 Wire Pass trailhead is 8.3 miles (13.4 kilometers) down this dirt road. 

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 the main trailhead for Coyote Buttes North.


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Buckskin Trailhead

Buckskin Gulch Trailhead 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 Buckskin trailhead is 4.5 miles (7.2 kilometers) down this dirt road.

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 Buckskin trailhead is 4.5 miles (7.2 kilometers) down this dirt road.

 

 

Lee's Ferry TrailheadLee's Ferry Trailhead

From Page, AZ, drive south on Highway 89 for 25 miles. Turn right (north) onto Highway 89A and continue for 14 miles. Cross over the Colorado River and pass the Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center on your right. Watch for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area entrance on your right.

From Kanab, UT, drive east on Highway 89 for 73 miles to Page, AZ. Follow the above directions from Page.

Paria Contact Station

The Paria Contact Station is open seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MST/MDT) from March 15 to 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 (218 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