In The Spotlight        

  • GSENM Seeks Nominations to Advisory Committee.  Nominations for the following vacancies: an elected official from Garfield County; an elected official from Kane County; a Tribal Representative; Archaeology; Botany; and Geology are due close of business December 28, 2015.  (News Release)
  • 2016 Nomination Form (Word Doc)
  • 2016 Nomination Form (PDF)
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument visitor centers will begin shifting to winter season hours of operation November 15.  (News Release)

The BLM hosted a Vegetation Restoration Forum in Kanab, Utah on August 18 & 19 to share ideas about restoration efforts in Southern Utah.  The panel discussion of the forum was recorded and a link to access the recordings will be added shortly.
GSENM's Programmatic Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant Management Environmental Assessment is available at the following link:
National Landscape Conservation System Reports
  • FY 2014 GSENM Manager's Report (Here)
  • FY2013 GSENM Manager's Report (Here)  


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.

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Map of GSENM

 National Conservation Lands


Road Report as of January 19, 2016

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

GSENM Visitor Center hours and locations

Vermilion 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

For additional information about GSENM visit: 

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 

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument (The Wave) Information: (435) 688-3200