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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Interagency Fire Restriction Announcement 20240621

Southwest Utah and northern Arizona to implement fire restrictions

For more information on preventing unwanted human-caused wildfires, agency-specific restrictions, and reference maps, visit www.utahfiresense.orgwww.utahfireinfo.gov, and www.wildlandfire.az.gov or follow us on Twitter, @UtahWildfire.


Calf Creek Recreation Site Update 20240611

Monument Updates

Calf Creek Recreation Site Update

Closure Alert (June 11, 2024) – Beginning July 8, 2024, the Calf Creek Recreation Site will be temporarily closed for construction. Construction is estimated to take up to two months. Construction updates and real-time alerts will be provided as required via on-site signage, local media, social media, the Monument webpage.

Planning Your Visit: For travel tips to Calf Creek, be sure to visit the Monument Travel Information webpage.

Recreation Alternatives: Please visit the Lower Calf Creek Falls Alternative Hikes Points of Interest brochure and the Lower Calf Creek Falls Alternatives for Camping brochure.

Meet this year's 2024 GSENM Artist-in-Resident!

Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, UT | Bureau of Land Management (blm.gov)

Public Comment Periods

During public comment periods, you can provide your input directly through the BLM's e-Planning Portal.
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Resource Management Planning

To access ongoing resource management planning documents, please visit the BLM's online e-Planning Portal here.

The Science on GSENM

Learn more about the science on the Monument and how you can get involved. Read more at Working With Us.

Summer Safety

Visit Summer Safety (weather.gov)NOAA's Flooding Fact Sheet and Summer Recreation page. #WeatherReady

General Information


Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument spans across nearly 1.87 million acres of America's public lands in southern Utah. 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.

On Oct. 8, 2021, President Biden issued a presidential proclamation modifying the boundaries for Grand Staircase-Escalante national monument. The Bureau is providing interim guidance regarding management of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This interim monument management direction will provide direction on the stewardship of these lands during the public planning effort, pending approval of a monument management plan and associated environmental impact statement, in compliance with the Presidential Proclamation. The interim guidance memorandum can be viewed on the BLM website.

Before you visit Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, make sure you are prepared with the most up-to-date information about the area by the district office or GSENM Visitor Center



Adé Nelson

Monument Manager

Doug Rowles

Assistant Monument Manager