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

BLM Road 1065:  House Rock Valley from Highway 89 to Stateline Campground is not maintained. High clearance 4-wheel drive or AWD vehicles are strongly suggested to navigate rough, rocky and sandy roads. Impassable when wet.

coyote buttes Before highways and railways, before pioneers, even before Columbus.....the land we know as the United States was truly a vast wilderness. To protect these last remaining areas, in 1984 Congress created the Paria Canyon - Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. Coyote Buttes' outstanding scenery, desert wildlife, colorful history, and opportunities for primitive recreation will remain free from the influence of man and are protected in this condition for future generations. Its 112,500 acres beckon adventurers who yearn for solitude, scenic splendor, and the chance to explore one of the most beautiful geologic formations in the world.

Things you should know before starting your hike:

  • Advance permits are required for day use. There is no overnight camping allowed in the Coyote Buttes permit area.
  • Day-use permits are available on-line here, and as walk-in permits at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Center in Kanab, Utah, the day before you wish to hike.
  • Day users must display half their permit on their vehicle windshield and the other half should be visible on the outside of their backpack.
  • Campfires are prohibited.
  • Dogs are allowed. They must be kept under control at all times.
  • Successful Coyote Buttes North permit applicants will receive a map and directions to the "Wave".
  • Group size cannot exceed six in the same permit area on the same day.
  • All trash must be packed out, including toilet paper.
  • Use of public land for business or financial gain requires a special permit.
  • Wilderness is closed to motor vehicles, mechanical transport, and motorized equipment.
  • If during your hike, your permit is inspected by BLM representatives, you may be asked to present a government issued I.D. for permit verification.
  • Permits are non-transferable.

For more information, or for answers to permit questions: (Please note that voice messages received from international phone numbers cannot be returned.)

 Vermilion Cliffs National Monument 
Monument Manager:  Wayne Monger, Acting
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

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