GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT

landscape photo of GSENM

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Visit the Monument's Visitor Centers for maps, road and weather conditions and other important information to help plan your visit! Follow the BLM Utah on Twitter, FacebookFlickr @BLMUtah & Instagram @utahpubliclands.

Monument Updates!

 

Attention New SRP Applicants!

Update as of 10/01/2022: In an effort to maintain workloads and to ensure timely processing of Special Recreation Permit (SRP) applications, the Paria River District (Kanab Field Office and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument) is temporarily suspending the processing of new SRP applications until 06/01/2023. You may still submit new applications, but they will not be reviewed for completeness or processed until the temporary suspension is lifted. Applications received on or after Oct. 1, 2022 will be placed on a wait list. Once the suspension is lifted, applications will be reviewed and processed in the order that they were received, in accordance with the existing policy, which can be found here at Paria River District SRP Application Guidance. Please note, that this suspension is temporary, and BLM will continue to assess the need for the suspension.  For questions regarding new permit applications, please contact the SRP Administrator via e-mail at either blm_ut_gs_srp@blm.gov (for GSENM applications) or blm_ut_kfo_srp@blm.gov (for KFO applications).

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Resource Management Plan

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Paria River District released a Notice of Intent to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) on July 29, 2022. For more information on the planning process, visit EplanningUi (blm.gov).

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Interim Management Guidance

The Bureau is providing interim guidance regarding management of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This interim management guidance 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 Presidential Proclamation 10286. The Interim Management Guidance can be viewed here.

Little Desert Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Open Area

Please stay on Existing Routes in the Little Desert Off-Highway Vehicle Open Area to Protect Important Resources in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

For more information on background and map, visit Little Desert Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Open Area | Bureau of Land Management (blm.gov)

Fire Restrictions!

Updated Aug. 12, 2022 - No Fire Restrictions are currently in effect. Fire restriction information can be found at BLM Utah Fire Restrictions. For more information on preventing unwanted human-caused wildfires and updates on fire related information throughout the state of Utah, visit www.UtahFireInfo.gov. You can also visit www.UtahFireSense.org for more ways to enhance your “Fire Sense” and help prevent human-caused wildfires.

Monument Weather & Road Conditions

GSENM-KFO Weather Kiosk
GSENM Road Report
Additional GSENM Advisories & Alerts

Discover Your Public Lands with Junior Ranger Missions!

Explore Bureau of Land Management lands in a whole new way! 
Play virtual Junior Ranger Missions with the free educational game app: Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning and playing outdoors.

The National Mission can be played at home - Discover Dinosaurs Mission. Ancient dinosaurs roamed our public lands long ago. Play the Discover Dinosaurs Mission to dig in and help the Bureau of Land Management protect dinosaur fossils by learning about paleontology on your public lands. (Virtual Play at Home Mission) Open Agents of Discovery app and Search: "Discover Dinosaurs - BLM Junior Ranger Mission." Learn more at Junior Ranger Missions | Bureau of Land Management (blm.gov).

About The Monument

On Oct. 8, 2021, President Biden issued Presidential Proclamation 10286 restoring the boundaries for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The Monument now spans across nearly 1.87 million acres of America's public lands in southern Utah, and is an outstanding biological resource, spanning five life-zones - from low-lying desert to coniferous forest. When visiting, you’ll be traveling the land of the Ancestral Puebloan and Fremont people, who were experts at farming this rugged land and built granaries to store what they grew. Their descendants, including people from the Hopi, Paiute, Zuni, Ute, and Navajo tribes, have strong ties to this land today, leaving behind rock art panels, occupation sites, campsites and granaries.

Stepping further back in time, fossil excavations have yielded more information about ecosystem change at the end of the dinosaur era than any other place in the world.  The Monument’s size, resources, and remote character provide extraordinary opportunities for geologists, paleontologists, archeologists, historians, and biologists in scientific research, education, and exploration. This unspoiled natural area also remains a frontier with countless opportunities for quiet recreation and solitude.

Contact Us

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument 
669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, UT 84741
435-644-1300 (Visitor Center)
435-644-1200 (Headquarters)
BLM_UT_ES_Interagency@blm.gov

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