The Lone Tree Trailhead is an undeveloped access point that provides entry for those that do not have a Four-wheel drive vehicle to the southern part of Coyote Buttes South via walking to the Paw Hole Trailhead. Once parked, walk about 1.75 miles up the narrow dirt track, BLM Road #1079, to the Paw Hole Trailhead to enter the permit area. Please park in existing disturbed areas. The use of topographic maps of the area is strongly suggested.
To access the Lone Tree Trailhead from Highway 89, travel east from Kanab 38 miles, turning right onto House Rock Valley Road (BLM Road 1065) just before the sharp left turn markers. Or travel west from Page, Arizona 34 miles on Highway 89 over the dam, past the Paria Contact Station (which has updated road and canyon conditions) and turn left onto House Rock Valley road just after the sharp right turn markers. Drive south on House Rock Valley Road, an unmaintained gravel road, approximately 16 miles crossing Buckskin Gulch turning left (east) on a narrow dirt track at the Lone Tree Trailhead, BLM Road #1079. Please park in the disturbed areas.
To access Lone Tree from Highway 89A, drive to the base of the Kaibab Plateau and turn onto House Rock Valley Road (BLM Road 1065) heading north into Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Follow BLM Road 1065, an unmaintained gravel road, 13 miles to turning right on a narrow dirt track, BLM Road #1079, and drive 0.25 miles (0.4 kilometers) and park near a lone tree next to a small reservoir by the sign for Lone Tree.
Permits, Fees, Limitations
Group size is limited to 6 people in this permit area. Groups larger than 6 must split into smaller groups and hike within the permit area on separate days.
Permits for day hiking are purchased in advance either on-line or through the walk-in permit process at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Center in Kanab, UT (745 E Highway 89 across from Walkers gas station and Wendy’s restaurant). The fee is $5.00 per person, per dog per day and is limited to 20 people per day (dogs do not count against this total
House Rock Valley road is not maintained and may be impassable when wet. A four-wheel-drive or AWD vehicle may be needed to access the trailhead. High clearance vehicles are suggested. During flood events, Buckskin Gulch may be impassable when trying to access the access point from the north. Updated road conditions are available through the Kanab Field Office or the St. George Field Office.
Water Availability/Hiking in Water
No drinking water is available within 20 road miles of the access point. The Paria Contact Station is the closest water source when it is open.
Hikers must be extremely cautious during the flash flood season. Hiking in the area requires good backcountry navigation skills. Elevation at the access point is above sea level: 5,460 feet (1,664 meters).
Biting deer flies can be bad in the late spring/early summer. Wear long pants to avoid bites. Heat-related injuries, dehydration or elevation sickness could be potential problems. Neither water nor cell coverage is available in the area. Hikers must carry a minimum of one gallon of water per person per day.
Camping and Lodging
The closest developed campgrounds are Stateline Campground
, 1.5 miles south on BLM Road 1065 and Whitehouse Campground
located 2 miles south of the Paria Contact Station located on Highway 89. Dispersed, primitive camping is available within Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
and House Rock Valley on Arizona Strip Field Office Lands at least ¼ mile from water sources and developed recreation sites. Camping is not permitted at Lone Tree. Lodging is available in Marble Canyon and Page, AZ and Kanab, UT.
Food and Supplies
The nearest source of food and supplies is Kanab, UT, and the communities of Marble Canyon or Page, AZ.
No first aid is available within the monument. The nearest hospital is in Page, AZ, 42 miles away.
Maps: USGS 7.5 minute quads: Coyote Buttes, Arizona.