Key Phone Numbers and Contact Information


Bureau of Land Management Phone Numbers

The Kanab office provides information about walk-in permits, road and hiking conditions, and general information about The Wave and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument:

Phone: +1 435 644-1300 or 1301

Address: 745 E Highway 89, Kanab, UT 84741

Winter Hours 8:00AM - 4:30 PM Mon-Fri, Summer Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30 PM Seven Days a Week


If you have applied for an online permit and did not receive an email from the BLM by the second day of the following month indicating whether you won a permit or not check your spam / junk email folder. If there is still no email call the BLM Vermilion Cliffs office at +1 435 688-3200 for a status. This office handles online permit information.

Emergency Phone Numbers

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.

Contact Phone Number Hours
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

Guides and Shuttles

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. The following list is current as of September, 2018. A PDF version of the list can be found at https://www.blm.gov/documents/arizona/public-room/permits/vermilion-cliffs-srps.

Vermilion Cliffs Outfitters and Guides