Introduction to Grand Canyon-Parashant (Alt + 1)
Visitor Center (Alt + 2)
The Colorado Plateau (Alt + 3)
A Journey Through Time (Alt + 4)
Ecology of the Monument (Alt + 5)
Geologic history of the Colorado Plateau
Ecology of the Colorado Plateau
Cultural history of the Colorado Plateau
Parashant's role within the Colorado Plateau
Help and Information Center (Alt + H)
Return to Grand Canyon-Parashant Main Index (Alt + I)
Return to Views Visitor Center (Alt + V)
Glossary (Alt + G)
Text-only Page (Alt + T)
Teacher Resource Center for Grand Canyon-Parashant (Alt + R)

The southern portion of the Colorado Plateau is called the Arizona Strip (Strip) and is home to Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument. This isolated area lies north and west of the Colorado River and supports forests, desert grasslands, mountains, and canyons that cover 14,000 square miles, yet supports only 3,200 people. The area is isolated from the rest of the Colorado Plateau by a significant barrier, the Grand Canyon.