Grand Wash Cliffs Wilderness
General Trip Planning Information
Access roads to this remote wilderness may be impassable at times during the winter or summer monsoon season. Maps and information are available at the Interagency Offices at 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah (435 688-3200).
This remote wilderness provides excellent opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation. Appropriate recreation includes hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, photography, wildlife viewing, and primitive camping.
Climate and Special Equipment Needs
Temperatures can be extreme (below freezing in the winter to above 110 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer), especially in the lower Mojave Desert portions of the wilderness. Snow and muddy conditions may occur during the winter in the upper elevations of the wilderness. Four wheel drive vehicles are recommended, high clearance vehicles a necessity.
Safety and Current Conditions
The area is remote and far from any services. Cell phones will likely not be usable. Visitors will not likely encounter any other humans during their visit. Before your trip, inform someone where you will be going, in case you encounter problems. Two spare tires and a minimum of five gallons of water are advisable. GPS devices may not provide accurate directions in this remote area and should be used with local maps of the area.