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Closure Alert: Calf Creek Recreation Site








Monument Updates

Calf Creek Recreation Site Update

Closure Alert (June 11, 2024) – Beginning July 8, 2024, the Calf Creek Recreation Site will be temporarily closed for construction. Construction is estimated to take up to two months. Construction updates and real-time alerts will be provided as required via on-site signage, local media, social media, the Monument webpage.

Planning Your Visit: For travel tips to Calf Creek, be sure to visit the Monument Travel Information webpage.

Recreation Alternatives: Please visit the Lower Calf Creek Falls Alternative Hikes Points of Interest brochure and the Lower Calf Creek Falls Alternatives for Camping brochure.

Meet this year's 2024 GSENM Artist-in-Resident!

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Check out the new BLM Permit System, called RAPTOR

KANAB, Utah (March 28, 2024) – Paria River District is now using the Recreation and Permit Tracking Online Reporting (RAPTOR) system. This is the site where the public can submit applications to the BLM for Special Recreation Permits, Paleontological Resource Use Permits, and Scientific Research Permits and Authorization.

To learn more about science permit application process, visit the Science Research Application Quicklink at GSENM Science & Research

Science on the Monument 

Learn more about the science on the Monument and how you can get involved.
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What to Know About a Public Comment Period

During public comment periods, you can provide your input directly through the BLM's e-Planning Portal. To learn more, watch:

Resource Management Planning

To access ongoing resource management planning documents, please visit the BLM's online e-Planning Portal here.

Interim Guidance

Planning Your Visit

Monument Visitor Centers

Visitor Centers' Homepage

Recreation Activities

E-bikes on BLM-managed Public Lands
Hiking on BLM-managed Public Lands
Camping on BLM-managed Public Lands
Climbing on BLM-managed Public Lands


Paria River District
Kanab Field Office
Safety and Conditions
What to do When Nature Calls
Recreational shooting on BLM Utah Lands
Drones: Do & Don't Tips

Road Report & Maps

Monument Road Report (updated weekly or as conditions require)
Geo-referenced Travel Map
BLM Utah Interactive Map
BLM Utah Admin Boundaries

Safety & Fire Restrictions

There are no fire restrictions currently in effect.  Campfire safety is essential to preventing human-caused wildfires. Visit the Smokey Bear website to learn more about safety procedures and tips to properly extinguish campfires.  Fire restriction information can be found at BLM Utah Fire Restrictions. For more information on preventing unwanted human-caused wildfires or the statewide Fire Sense Campaign, visit or on Twitter @UtahWildfire.

Special Recreation Permits

SRP Outfitters and Guides
SRP Application Guidance

About the Monument 

Historical snapshot

On Oct. 8, 2021, President Biden issued Presidential Proclamation 10286 restoring the boundaries for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The Monument now spans across nearly 1.87 million acres of America's public lands in southern Utah, and is an outstanding biological resource, spanning five life-zones - from low-lying desert to coniferous forest. When visiting, you’ll be traveling the land of the Ancestral Puebloan and Fremont people, who were experts at farming this rugged land and built granaries to store what they grew. Their descendants, including people from the Hopi, Paiute, Zuni, Ute, and Navajo tribes, have strong ties to this land today, leaving behind rock art panels, occupation sites, campsites and granaries.

Stepping further back in time, fossil excavations have yielded more information about ecosystem change at the end of the dinosaur era than any other place in the world.  The Monument’s size, resources, and remote character provide extraordinary opportunities for geologists, paleontologists, archeologists, historians, and biologists in scientific research, education, and exploration. This unspoiled natural area also remains a frontier with countless opportunities for quiet recreation and solitude.

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