Read through the information below to quickly gain a better idea of the layout of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and pertinent information regarding the park.
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Bear Lake Northern Utah
Castle Country Central Utah
Uintah County - Vernal Northeastern Utah
Uintah County - Vernal
San Rafael Country South Central Utah
San Rafael Country
Heber Valley North Central Utah
Zion National Park - North Rim Grand Canyon Southern Utah
Zion National Park - North Rim Grand Canyon
Moab Southeast Utah
Ogden Valley Northern Utah
Park City North Central Utah
Salt Lake North Central Utah
San Juan County Southeast Utah
San Juan County
Capitol Reef Country Central Utah
Capitol Reef Country
Cedar City & Brian Head Southern Utah
Cedar City & Brian Head
Logan - Cache Valley Northern Utah
Logan - Cache Valley
Box Elder County Northern Utah
Box Elder County
Bryce Canyon Country Southern Utah
Bryce Canyon Country
Utah - Life Elevated Statewide
Utah - Life Elevated
Flaming Gorge Country Northeastern Utah
Flaming Gorge Country
Palisade, Colorado Western
Discover Blanding Southeastern Utah
Holiday River Expeditions Utah, Colorado and Idaho
Holiday River Expeditions
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- New Mexico
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument encompasses a vast area of wild land. The monument comprises three areas. The Grand Staircase area starts from the edge of the pink cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park and descends successive steps of gray, white, vermilion and chocolate cliffs to the Cockscomb Ridge, a striking 20 mile long ridge of rock thrust up from the earth.
The large Kaiparowits Plateau, a broad mesa carved through with narrow canyons, occupies the center of the monument.
To the east is the Escalante Canyon area, through which runs the Escalante River and the canyons created by it and its tributaries.
You can explore the monument from many small towns around its border, including Kanab, Tropic, Escalante, Boulder and Page, AZ. You will find lodging and dining options in these towns as well as guide services for hiking, biking, horseback riding, etc.
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