Cannonville Visitor Center

GSENM Webpage Banner_CCRS Temporarily Closed for Construction

KANAB, Utah (May 10, 2024) - BLM to begin closure at Calf Creek Recreation Site for GSENM improvements. Short-term closures expected in July through August 2024. For more information, visit BLM to begin closure at Calf Creek Recreation Site for GSENM improvements | Bureau of Land Management. To learn more about recreation alternatives during the temporary closure, visit the “CCRS Visitor Recreation Alternatives” webpage. 

BLM-UT GSENM_Cannonville Visitor Center

The Cannonville Visitor Center is one of four visitor centers in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, each with a different theme. Tucked away in the heart of Cannonville, Utah, this visitor center offers interpretive displays of human geography, Native American & Pioneer history in the Monument. The friendly and knowledgeable staff here can provide weather reports, hiking recommendations and road reports, which is a must-have for visitors exploring the Monument, as it sits on the north end of Cottonwood Canyon Road, which is a rugged and scenic 47-mile dirt road that connects Utah SR-12 with US-89. The Cannonville Visitor Center is generally open from mid-March to mid-November.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


Summer hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., five days a week (closed Monday and Tuesday) beginning Friday, Mar. 1, 2024.


Coyote Buttes North Daily Lottery (The Wave)

Coyote Buttes North Daily Lottery (The Wave)

BLM enhances permitting process for The Wave in Coyote Buttes North. To learn more visit the Coyote Buttes North (The Wave) Homepage. Apply here.

Coyote Buttes North Advanced Lottery (The Wave)

Planning 4 months in advance? To learn more about the Advanced Lottery, visit the Coyote Buttes North (The Wave) Homepage. Apply here.

Paria Canyon Overnight Permits

Paria Canyon Overnight Permits

Get permits, human-waste bags, maps & information at these locations:

Arizona Strip District & Public Lands Info. Center
345 E. Riverside Dr.
St. George, UT 84790

Kanab Field Office (permits available for pick up Nov. 16 - Mar. 14)
This is not the Kanab Visitor Center
669 S. Highway 89A  
Kanab, UT 84741

Paria Contact Station (permits available for pick up Mar. 15 - Nov. 15)
U.S. Highway 89 (44 miles east of Kanab, Utah)

As a reminder, permits must be picked up in person at the specified location you selected when making your reservation; all trash and solid human waste must be carried out; and all fires are prohibited. For a complete list of Rules & Regulations, visit the "Need to Know" section on

Active Advisories & Alerts in Effect

Check out the advisories and alerts in effect to help plan and prepare for your next adventure. Help prevent wildfires! Learn more at Utah - Fire Restrictions | Bureau of Land Management (

Cool Day Trips

Cool Day Trips in the Escalante Area



Cannoville Visitor Center
10 Center Street

Geographic Coordinates

37.56695833, -112.0545306


Located on Highway 12, 15 miles east of the turnoff to Bryce Canyon National Park.