Paria Contact Station

The Paria Contact Station is a seasonally staffed information center primarily focused on assisting guests visiting the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and nearby sites within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The station also serves as a pickup location for Paria Canyon Overnight permits. Drinking water is available year-round in the parking area.


Accessibility Description (ABA/ADA)

The front desk and exterior bathroom meet ADA accessibility standards.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


Summer hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week beginning Friday, Mar. 15, 2024. Paria Canyon Overnight permits may be picked up at the Paria Contact Station or the St. George Public Lands Information Center, 345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George, UT 84790-6714, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., five days a week (closed Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays). 

Contact information for the St. George Public Lands Information Center is 435-688-3200 or For additional questions about visitor services, call 435-644-1200.

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 Trips

Cool Day Trips in the Escalante Area



Kanab Field Office
669 S Highway 89A

Geographic Coordinates

37.10460361, -111.9002676


The Paria Contact Station is located between mile markers 20 and 21 on Highway 89, between Kanab, UT and Page, AZ.