Kanab Visitor Center

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The Kanab Visitor Center is one of four visitor centers in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument 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.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips

Hours

Will provide in-person visitor services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, but will be closed Dec. 24, 2023, through Jan. 1, 2024, in observance of the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays. The visitor center will also be closed Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day; Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving; Jan. 15, 2024, in observance of Martin Luther King Day; and Feb. 19, 2024, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

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
435-688-3200
blm_az_asdoweb@blm.gov

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
435-644-1200
utknmail@blm.gov

Paria Contact Station (permits available for pick up Mar. 15 - Nov. 15)
U.S. Highway 89 (44 miles east of Kanab, Utah)
435-689-0801
utknmail@blm.gov

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.

 

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 (blm.gov).

Cool Day Trips

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Phone

Addresses

Kanab Visitor Center
745 East Highway 89
Kanab
Utah
84741

Geographic Coordinates

37.04248056, -112.5121278

Directions

The Kanab Visitor Center is located on Highway 89, 1 mile east of junction with alternate 89.