Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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669 E Highway 89A Kanab, UT 84741

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37.38434, -111.67877
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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is located in southern Utah, approximately 290 highway miles south of Salt Lake City or 250 miles east of Las Vegas. Two paved roads provide access to the Monument: Highway 89 on the south and Highway 12 on the north. The Monument is REMOTE, and nearly all of its north to south roads are PRIMITIVE. Acquire good information before venturing into the Monument's interior, including a good road map that is readable and understandable. Think of time and level of difficulty, not just miles. Choose roads and trails that match your vehicle, driving skills and experience. ALWAYS bring plenty of water, and make sure that your vehicle is in good working condition and adequately supplied for emergencies. [All vehicles and bicycles must stay on roads. Driving off roads is prohibited. CFR 8341.1 (c)].

DAY USE AREA
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
HUNTING
INFORMATION SITE
MOUNTAIN BIKING
PHOTOGRAPHY
PICNICKING
RECREATIONAL SHOOTING
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
WILDERNESS
AUTO TOURING
BIKING
HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
CAMPING
HIKING
HORSEBACK RIDING
OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE
VISITOR CENTER

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

About The Monument

The Monument is also an outstanding biological resource, spanning five life-zones - from low-lying desert to coniferous forest. Deep within this vast and austere landscape, the Anasazi and Fremont cultures made contact in the period AD 950-1100, 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 remains a frontier with countless opportunities for quiet recreation and solitude.

Monument Updates

Active Advisories & Alerts In Effect

Active Advisories & Alerts In Effect | Bureau of Land Management (blm.gov)

Plan Your Visit

GSENM Homepage
Visitor Centers
GSENM-KFO Weather Kiosk
Road Report

Designations

Presidential Proclamation 10286 (2021)
Presidential Proclamation 9682 (2017)
Presidential Proclamation 6920 (1996)

GSENM Interim Guidance

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.

 

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