Kanab Visitor Center
Kanab Visitor Center 745 East Highway 89 Kanab, UT 84741
The Kanab Visitor Center is located on Highway 89, 1 mile east of junction with alternate 89.
Kanab Visitor Center
The Kanab Visitor Center is one of four visitor centers in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) each with a different theme. This visitor center is located within the Paria River District in Kanab, Utah, and it offers interpretive displays focusing on "traces in time" which includes both geology and archaeology within 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.
The Kanab Visitor Center will provide in-person services from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday. The facility is closed Sunday and Monday, and indoor visitor capacity is limited to 20 or less at all times.
THE WAVE LOTTERY
Currently the walk-in lottery for permits into Vermilion Cliffs National Monument (VCNM) at North Coyote Buttes (The Wave) and South Coyote Buttes is operating under normal business hours. The lottery takes place daily at 8:30 a.m. at the Kanab Center, which is located at 180 E 100 N, Kanab, Utah (Please note: this is NOT the BLM Kanab Visitor Center).
- North Coyote Buttes applications are accepted at 8:30 a.m. and close at 9:00 a.m. MST.
- South Coyote Buttes applications are accepted at 9:30 a.m. and close at 10:00 a.m. MST.
To ask questions about the lottery, call 435-644-5033 or 435-644-1300.
To ask questions about hiking The Wave, please call 435-688-3200.
Follow this link for information on walk-in and online lottery permits.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
- Monument Home
- Safety and Conditions
- Know Before You Go
- Road Report
- Visitor Centers
- Outfitters and Guides
- SRP Application Guidance
- Kanab Field Office
- Leave No Trace
- Interactive Map
- GSENM Geo-Referenced Map
- Burr Trail Scenic Byway
- Cottonwood Road
- Lower Calf Creek Falls
- Hole in the Rock Scenic Backway
- Skutumpah/ Johnson Canyon Roads
Active Advisories & Alerts in Effect
Check out the advisories and alerts in effect to help plan and prepare for your next adventure.
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
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 Recreation.gov.