National Parks / Natural World

Cathedral Gorge State Park Panaca

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Cathedral Gorge State Park
Cathedral Gorge State Park
Panaca
NV
89042
Tel: (775) 728-4460

Directions

2-1/2 hours North of Las Vegas: I-15 N to US-93 N. 1-1/2 hours West of Cedar City, Utah: UT-56 W to NV-319 W to US-93 N. 1-1/2 hours North-West of St. George, Utah: UT-18 N to UT-56 W to NV-319 W to US-93 N. The park and visitor center is located just west of U.S. 93, one mile north of the town of Panaca.

Where are we going today?

Fun abounds in Cathedral Gorge State Park where you can climb formations; explore slot canyons, hike trails, and study plants, animals, and geologic wonders. Cathedral Gorge is located in a long, narrow valley where erosion has carved dramatic and unique patterns in the soft bentonite clay.
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When can we go?

Park is open 24/7. Visitor Center is open 9:30-4:30 daily except on winter holidays.

Park and Visitor Center are open year-round. Admission is $17 for camping, $7 for day use with a $2

Teachers corner

See parks.nv.gov for Ranger Program Schedules..

Any Top Tips?

Tent and RV camping (sorry no hookups) but water is available, we have a dump-station, and best of all hot showers! Bring lots of sunscreen and water! And make sure you always have a camera on-hand for those spectacular shots..

Doing our bit

Located at about 4800 ft., the area is typically arid with hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures range from mid 90s (30C) during the day and dropping into the 50s (15C) at night. Winter temperatures range from the high 30s (Zero Celsius) during the day, dropping to the teens at night..

Baby Facilities

Changing facilities available in the bathroom..

Can I get one of those?

Come browse through our gift shop. Take home souvenirs made by local artisans. Choose from arrowheads to jewelry. Books, walking sticks, medallions, shirts, and more!.

What people are saying?

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    Stopped here after a driving all day accross NV and was impressed! Super clean and maintained campsites with covered tables, grills, firepits and quarter showers! Most of the campsite is gravel so if you have a tent you need to set up on the dirt for a softer sleep. Great hidden gem, would come back from Southern Utah!

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    Cool place to check if you're in the area. Lots of labyrinthine, narrow passageways in the white sandstone . My three year old son loved it. Not sure if it's worth a trip by itself, as it's really out in the middle of nowhere, but if you're on your way to Great Basin or Bryce and Zion, it's worth an hour or so of your time.

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    Very clean and nice. Nice trail and interesting geography. Would come back!

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    Pleasant campground, very quiet, clean bathrooms with a free shower (just one). Didn't check out the group campground, looked like it has a bigger bathroom. Didn't hike but looked nice - maybe not a destination, but a nice layover.

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