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BLM Seeks Comment on Grazing EIS Preliminary Draft Alternatives - The BLM is holding three public meetings December 2, 3 & 4 seeking comment on the preliminary draft alternatives for GSENM's Livestock Grazing MMPA/EIS.  (More)

Biological Soil Crust Forum - What is biological soil crust and why is it important to the southern Utah/northern Arizona rangelands? This was just one of many questions that were posed to a panel of scientists from around the country during the Biological Soil Crust Forum being held at the Kanab City Library August 6, 2014.  (Click here for more)

FY2013 GSENM Manager's Report available here.

August 6, 2014 - Biological Soil Crust Forum, Kanab Public Library, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  (News Release / Agenda)

NEW MONUMENT MANAGER - Staszak Selected to Lead GSENM (More)

UPDATE: Little Valley Wash Oil Spill  - Get the latest information

BLM News Release: BLM-Utah Releases Final Report on Little Valley Wash Oil Spill

Final Report on Little Valley Wash Oil Spill 

Newsletter #2 - Scoping Results for Livestock Grazing Monument Management Plan Amendment & Associated Environmental Impact Statement available here.

Socioeconomic Workshops Report available here.

Scoping Report for Livestock Grazing Monument Management Plan Amendment & Associated Environmental Impact Statement available here.

Arizona State University Tourism Study Technical Report, "Linking Communities and Public Lands through Tourism: A Pilot Project"


Welcome to Grand Staircase Escalante-National Monument (GSENM). Your exploration of one of the most beautiful places on Earth begins here.

The nearly one thousand miles of roads providing public access to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, as well as access to the privately-owned properties within the Monument’s boundaries, are maintained by the professional road crews of Kane and Garfield Counties. Flash floods, fallen or overgrown trees, land and rockslides all can make keeping the roads open for the travelling public a “monumental” task. As you travel roadways throughout the Monument, you may occasionally experience temporary inconveniences at sites where county road crews are conducting maintenance. Please keep in mind that the road crews are out on the ground to keep the roads accessing Monument lands safe and well maintained. If you should see something on Monument roads that you feel we should know about, please call the Monument public affairs officer at (435) 644-1209 to report your concerns to Monument leadership.

GSENM Situation Assessment Report prepared by the National Riparian Service Team
Washington Office NLCS Assessment Report

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Map of GSENM

 National Conservation Lands


Road Report as of February 23, 2015

”Current conditions may not be reflected on the road report.”  Check with your friendly neighborhood visitor center for the most current conditions.

Visitor Center hours and locations

The GSENM Visitor Center in Kanab will be closed at noon on Friday, February 27, 2015 for carpet installation. The visitor center will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015.

Vermillion Cliffs National Monument North Coyote Buttes (The Wave) and South Coyote Buttes permit walk-in and on-line permit lottery information

Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners Logo Glen Canyon Natural History Association

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument spans nearly 1.9 million acres of America’s public lands. From its spectacular Grand Staircase of cliffs and terraces, across the rugged Kaiparowits Plateau, to the wonders of the Escalante River Canyons, the Monument’s size, resources, and remote character provide extraordinary opportunities for geologists, paleontologists, archeologists, historians, and biologists in scientific research, education, and exploration.

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Kanab Headquarters
669 South Highway 89A
Kanab, Utah 84741
(435) 644-1200
Fax (435) 644-1305