There are several ways to get to the Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument, but none of them are easy. There are long dirt roads that go over the mountains in Gold Butte to this destination and there is a very lengthy ranch road travel route from St George. Antelope Road is yet another long dirt road option that begins near Pipe Springs, Arizona. This is by far the most popular travel route to the Grand Canyon Parashant, simply because Antelope Road also goes to Tuweep and Toroweap inside the very distant boundaries of the Grand Canyon National Park.
The Toroweap Cliffs Overlook is a fairly popular attraction, so there is daily traffic along Antelope Road, which alleviates concerns about being completely stranded way out in the middle of nowhere. The Grand Canyon Parashant truly is a very remote place and it takes over 40 miles of dirt road driving on Antelope Road just to get to the border of this National monument. Even worse, because so many two wheel drive vehicles use this dirt road, the entire trip is guaranteed to be nothing but rough washboard ripples from end to end.
The brain rattling washboard ripple experience on Antelope Road sure will take a toll on a weary driver, so it is best to plan on doing an overnighter in the juniper forest hills within the Grand Canyon Parashant before heading onward to Toroweap. This way the body and mind will feel fresh when visiting one of the most picturesque places on earth the next morning. The views of the west end of the Grand Canyon at dawn are remarkable to see and there is a nice picnic area by the Toroweap Cliffs, so the Grand Canyon Parashant overnighter camping plan really is a good way to go.
Antelope Road passes through endless miles of sagebrush country in the Band Of Paiute tribal lands, then the remnants of ancient geological faults and upheavals can be seen. Picturesque towering buttes and cliffs await along this corridor, while the piñon and juniper covered hills just inside the Grand Canyon Parashant are an inviting sight to see, especially after the molars have shaken loose after the lengthy bumpy ride. Along the travel route to Mt Trumbull is where several dispersed campsites can be found and the stone fire rings are easy to spot during daylight hours. This is bear and mountain lion country, so care must be taken with children and pets. The 100% pack it in-pack it out rules do apply and safe food storage is required. The best part about camping in this very remote end of the Grand Canyon Parashant is the star gazing at night. Very few places on earth boast night skies that are darker than the Grand Canyon Parashant and the stars are so bright that they look like that they can be touched with bare hands!
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