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Kanab Visitor Center


Kanab Visitor Center 745 East Highway 89 Kanab, UT 84741

37.04248056, -112.5121278

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


Kanab Visitor Center

BLM-UT GSENM_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.

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Paria Canyon Overnight Permits

Effective immediately, all Paria Canyon Overnight permits previously scheduled for pick up at the Kanab Visitor Center will now only be available for pick up at the Paria Contact Station or at the BLM Arizona Strip Interagency Visitor Center. If you have questions or need to change location, please contact us at

Please note:

  • Calling to confirm will speed up your permit pick-up.
  • For Paria Contact Station pick-up, call 435-644-1300, 7 days/week from 8:00am - 4:30 pm.
  • For BLM Arizona Strip Interagency Visitor Center pick-up, call 435-688-3200, Monday - Friday from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm. 
  • As a reminder, your trip must begin only on the reserved entry date; overnight trips that begin on a day other than the permit entry date are considered invalid, even if you begin on a day that would have been covered by the permit dates.  Permits must be picked up in person.


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.