The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument visitor centers will soon begin shifting to winter season hours of operation. Additionally, all facilities will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day weekend (Dec. 25-28) and New Year’s Day.
Winter Operational Hours
BLM Kanab Visitor Center– Beginning December 1, this visitor center will close on weekends and operate on weekdays only, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The walk-in lottery for permits into Vermillion Cliffs National Monument at North Coyote Buttes (The Wave) and South Coyote Buttes will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. during days of operation.
On November 25th, there will be a two-day lottery for the 26th and 27th
On December 24th, there will be a four-day lottery for the 25th through the 28th
On December 31st, there will be a four-day lottery for January 1st-4th
Big Water Visitor Center– Beginning Nov. 15th, this visitor center will operate Thursday through Monday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for the remainder of the winter season.
Cannonville Visitor Center– Beginning Nov 15th, hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The facility will close for the winter season on Nov. 29th and reopen in March.
Escalante Interagency Visitor Center– Beginning November 15th, this visitor center will operate on weekdays only, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.