Escalante Interagency Visitor Center

BLM-UT GSENM_Escalante Interagency Visitor Center

The Escalante Interagency 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 Escalante, Utah, this visitor center is packed with information about the local geology and ecosystem of nearly one-million acres that encompass the Monument.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff have up-to-date information on road conditions and hiking trails that will help visitors maximize their enjoyment when visiting the area. The visitor center also provides information for enjoying and exploring the Dixie National Forest, and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Opened to the public in 2005, the center is one of the Department of Interior's first Gold LEED-rated facilities, and is staffed with personnel from the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and Forest Service.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


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

Plan Your Visit

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 Trip

Cool Day Trips in the Escalante Area




Escalante Interagency Visitor Center
755 West Main Street

Geographic Coordinates

37.77272222, -111.6155333


Located on Highway 12, 58 miles east of Highway 89.