Grand Staircase-Escalante offers many great hiking trails and canyoneering routes. This photo was provided by Southern Utah's Kane County Office of Tourism.
On Dec 4, 2017, President Trump signed a proclamation reducing the size of this monument by about 50%, and breaking it into three sections. There will be court challenges and it will take some time to know exactly what to expect going forward.
Extending across a breathtaking 1.9 million acres, the Monument represents a unique combination of archaeological, geological, paleontological, and biological resources. These strikingly beautiful and scientifically important lands are divided into three distinct regions: the Grand Staircase, the Kaiparowits Plateau and the Canyons of the Escalante.
Rock climbing, canyoneering, hiking
Camping and picnicking
Horseback riding and mountain biking
The longest slot canyon on earth - Buckskin Gulch
The fascinating terraces that each feature evidence of a different time period in the earth’s history, including the jurassic, cretaceous, and triassic period
Located between the areas of Escalante/Boulder/Hwy 89 and Kanab/Big Water/Hwy 12. Entrance into the monument area is accessible by either Hwy 89, or Hwy 12.