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Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument



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  • Size

    1045800.03 acres

Contact Information



Take a lonely and rocky two-track road in a 4x4 to the edge of the Grand Wash Cliffs. Find a stunning solitary vista deep into the Grand Canyon. Relax in the shade of ponderosas at Mt. Trumbull. Touch ancient waters at Pakoon Springs in one of the driest places in the world. Parashant is remote. There are no crowds here. Be equipped to leave pavement, cell service, and the 21st century behind.

Allowed Activities
Atv Riding
Wildlife Watching
Good For
Hearing Impaired

Additional Information

Entrance Fees

Entrance fee is $0.00.

No entrance fees or permits are required for general public activities except for winter access to the Kelly Point Road. Permits are required for commercial activities, either a Commercial Use Authorization on NPS lands or a Special Recreation Permit on BLM lands. Other activities such as hunting licenses and ORV vehicle licensing are subject to Arizona state regulations.


The monument is located in the northwest corner of Arizona, bordering Nevada to the west and near the southern border of Utah. There are no paved roads or visitor services within the monument's million-plus acres. Visitors should be prepared for travel on rugged dirt roads. Traveling with an appropriate high clearance vehicle equipped with all-terrain tires. The spare tire should also be all-terrain rated. The monument has entry roads from Nevada, Utah and Arizona.


Parashant is split between low elevation Mojave Desert on the west side and high elevation pinyon/juniper/ponderosa highlands on the east side. Expect sun on average 310 days per year. The summer months of June through September are very hot on the west side with highs above 100°F daily (80°F+ at night) below 2,500 feet. The high elevation east side is ~15°F cooler. Expect heavy afternoon monsoon storms June - September. Roads often stay muddy/icy above 5,500 feet December - February.