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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

745 US-89, Paria Contact Station, Kanab, Utah 84741 USA

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“Where natural enchantment is abundant!”

Grand Staircase-Escalante spans many acres of America's public lands and contains three distinct units, Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyon. The Monument was the last place in the continental United States to be mapped.From its spectacular Grand Staircase of cliffs and terraces, across the rugged Kaiparowits Plateau, to the wonders of the Escalante River Canyons, the Monument is a diverse geologic treasure speckled with monoliths, slot canyons, natural bridges, and arches. The Monument is 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.

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Reviewed by
brewescruise

  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
December 27, 2020

Beware- this isn’t a roadside stop. It is a visitor center at the base of a 1.9 MILLION acre monument. It’s a nice picture spot of red rocks but not the actual grand staircase.

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roadtripper464643

  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
November 22, 2020

This is NOT the right address for Grand Staircase

4 people found this review helpful

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Rosalgarcia

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
December 25, 2020
Rated 5.0

I only drove through but it was also amazing. I've Never seen land formations like this before.

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

745 US-89
Paria Contact Station
Kanab, Utah
84741 USA

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Good for hiking.

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