Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Paria Canyon/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
Paria Canyon Permit Area - Guides

Visitors to Paria Canyon who may be uncomfortable in a wilderness situation should consider hiring a guide. Hiring a guide can take much of the stress out of planning a wilderness trip. Guides know all the backcountry tricks.

There are no commercial permits set aside for guiding companies, so hiring a guide is the responsibility of the individual. The guides and outfitters listed below are approved to guide individuals and groups in Paria Canyon.

How to Hire a Guide

You do not need to hire your guide in advance, although it may be wise to inquire if they are available on the dates you wish. Guides do not count against the group total. For instance, if you have a permit for a group of four, you can then hire your guide, which would bring your group size up to five. Because the guide is authorized by the BLM, your permit for four is still valid.

Authorized Guides

  • Dreamland Safari Tours - Will James or Meghann Kent, 265 North 300 West, Kanab, UT  84741  (435) 644-5506
    Circle Tours - Kyle Walker, PO Box 3681, Page, AZ 86040, (928) 691-0166
  • Four Seasons - Brian Treacy, 1051 S Milton, Suite F, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, (928) 525-1552 
  • James Kay Photography - Susan Kay, 45 North Silver Oak Road, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, (801) 583-7558  
  • Just Roughin' It Adventures - Ray & Debbie Hendricks, 2040 S. Alma School Road, Suite 1 PMB 424, Chandler, AZ 85286, (480) 857-2477
  • Paria Outpost - Susan and Stephen Dodson, PO Box 410075, Big Water, UT 84741, (928) 691-1047-Shuttles
  • Red Mountain Spa - John Ellis, 1275 East Red Mountain Circle, Ivins, UT 84738, (435) 652-5712
  • Sol Journeys - Jill Hewins,1241 Timber Pt. N., Prescott, AZ 86303, (520) 275-4759
  • Slickrock Adventure Photo Tours - Terry Alderman, 19 West Center Street, Kanab, Utah 84741, (928) 284-2457
  • Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School - Eli Fierer, P.O. Box 8011, Alta, UT 84092, (801) 742-0100 or (907) 766-3366 

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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