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The Ultimate Southwest Vacation includes Coyote Buttes, The Wave, Paria Canyon and Vermillion Cliffs National Monument!
Stay in Mt. Carmel Jct., the heart of the parks, and visit
the treasures of the Southwest.
Zion Park 12 miles
Plan your Paria Canyon vacation
with our Utah and Arizona maps.
Grand Staircase 9 miles
Sand Dunes 11 miles
Dixie Forest 22 miles
Cedar Breaks 45 miles
Red Canyon 47 miles
Coyote Butte 57 miles
Bryce Canyon 60 miles
North Rim 85 miles
Toroweap 90 miles
In these pages you will find insiders information on the best
Coyote Buttes hikes. This detailed
guide includes road maps, permits, park maps, pictures, trail beta, backpacking,
history, fees, geology, flora, fauna, campgrounds.
Paria Canyon Directions
From Mount Carmel Junction, drive 17 miles to Kanab. Leave Kanab, drive 40 miles
east on Highway 89. The turn-off is located on the south (right side coming from
Kanab) side of the road. Its between mile markers 25 and 26, at a curve in the
road, at the end of a guard rail. Turn at the unmarked dirt road. This is House
A hiker makes his way through the impressive
sandstone formations of South Coyote Buttes.
It's 10 miles to the Stateline Campground from Highway 89. There are only 4 spots,
so if you want to camp, get a spot early. It's first come first use. Two of the
camp sights are in Utah and two are in Arizona. There is no water, but there
are vault toilets.
Coyote Buttes Special Permit Offices
Arizona Strip Field Office: 345 East Riverside Drive St. George, Utah 84790 435.688.3200
Kanab Office: 318 N 100 E Kanab, Utah 84741 435.644.4600.
Paria Contact Station: Located south of Highway 89 between mile post 21 and 22,
between Kanab and Page, Arizona.
Gear: A sturdy pair of shoes are recommend to hike in Paria Canyon. Quality
shoes will help grip the rocks and prevent injury. Experienced hikers like the
Sportiva Exum Ridge. This shoe is great for hiking, bouldering and canyoneering.
Beta: Coordinates, trail and canyoneering information by Zion
Park search and rescue veteran team member, Bo
Beck and www.zionnational-park.com author Tanya Milligan.
Paria Canyon - Vermillion Cliffs
North Coyote Buttes
South Coyote Buttes
In 1984, congress created the Paria Canyon - Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area,
Paria Canyon is part of this area. In 1996, almost two-million acres of Southern
Utah land was designated as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Four years later, bordering Arizona land was designated as the Vermillion Cliffs
Paria Canyon contains the spectacular Coyote Buttes Special Management Area.
The notorious sandstone buttes sit at the bottom of Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante
National Monument and the upper section of Arizona's Paria Canyon-Vermillion
On December 24, 1997, North Coyote Buttes and South Coyote Buttes, under the
direction of the BLM, were mandated limits of 20 people per day in North Coyote
Buttes and 10 per day in South Coyote Buttes. South Coyote Buttes will be changing
to 20 people per day in May 2006. Although this seems harsh, remember that this
is a small section of land in a popular wilderness area and if more were to visit,
the pristine, remote experience would be lost.
Vermillion Cliffs National Monument is the administration entity for Paria
Canyon Wilderness which includes Wire Pass, Buckskin Gulch, North and South Coyote
Buttes special permit areas and the Paria River from Highway 89 South. Paria
Canyon Wilderness is bordered on the east by the Glen Canyon National Recreation
Area: north and west of the state line (Az-Ut) bordered by the GSENM.
Grand Staircase- Escalante Hiking
Skutumpah Terrace -
Wahweap Hoodoos (White