For information about permits, road conditions, and The Wave and GSENM:
Always leave your plans for the day with someone not in your party, together with instructions on whom to call if they do not hear from you by a certain date/time. This is particularly true if you are hiking alone; a broken leg can prove fatal if there is no one to go for help. You may be able to get a cellular signal; there is a Verizon (and perhaps other carriers?) cell tower south of Big Water on the road to the Paria Overlook. The tower is nearly 200 feet high. If you need to call one of the numbers below, keep in mind that only the Coconino and Kane County sheriff's dispatch lines and the Glen Canyon number are available 24 hours a day. Towing can be expensive, at least $500 from a close in location like the Pawhole Trailhead to $1,000 from the White Pocket.
|Kane County Sheriff - Kanab,Utah||+1 (877) 644-2349||24 x 7|
|Coconino County Sheriff - Flagstaff,Arizona||+1 (800) 338-7888||24 x 7|
|BLM Kanab Field Office - Kanab,Utah||+1 (435) 644-1300||M-F business hours only|
|BLM Arizona Strip Field Office - St George,Utah||+1 (435) 688-3200||M-F business hours only|
|GSENM Kanab Visitor Center - Kanab,Utah||+1 (435) 644-4680||See above|
|Glen Canyon NRA - Page,Arizona||+1 (800) 582-4351||24 x 7|
|Ramsey Towing and Service - Kanab,Utah||+1 (800) 940-2468||Unknown|
The BLM used to provide a list of shuttle providers. The list below is the last data made available by the BLM.
The list below is current as of March 18, 2014. A more recent list may be available on the BLM Paria Canyon website at http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/arolrsmain/paria/coyote_buttes/guides.html.
In most cases guides do not provide permits, you must go through the normal permit procedure when visiting The Wave. You do not need to provide a permit for the guide however.