Kanab Visitor Center

Closure Alert: Calf Creek Recreation Site

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.

BLM-UT GSENM_Kanab Visitor Center

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

Summer Hours

Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., five days a week (closed Sunday and Monday).

Planning Your Visit

For travel tips to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, be sure to visit the Monument Travel Information webpage.

Leave No Trace

Please leave this area as you found it.  Please pack out all trash including toilet paper, hygiene products, and all food waste including orange peels, which can take up to a decade to biodegrade.  Respect the natural beauty of this trail and ensure future hikers have the same experience.  Secure trash in a zippered pocket or bag and dispose of it in a trash can in the nearest town.

Human Waste

Restrooms are located at the trailhead.  On the trail, all solid human waste must be carried out using portable human waste containment systems like a WAG Bag, short for short for “waste alleviation and gelling,” bags are a convenient, portable, and sanitary solution when you need to go on the go. Each bag is sealable, contains enzymes and polymers, and can be disposed of in regular trash receptacles. You can purchase these at the Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, 755 West Main Street, Escalante, Utah 84726, at gear stores, or online. Visitors are responsible for providing their own waste removal system that is adequate for the size of their group and length of stay.

Respect & Protect

Rock writing sites can be throughout Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Hikers should follow “Visit with Respect” Principles and understand that defacing these historic sites is not only disrespectful, but strictly prohibited.  Leave no marks or graffiti to preserve this Tribal history. It’s important to respect these historic sites to protect the natural and cultural resources on public lands.

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Planning 4 months in advance?

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 Recreation.gov.





Kanab Visitor Center
745 East Highway 89

Geographic Coordinates

37.04248056, -112.5121278


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