Grand Staircase Visual

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Sometimes you have to paint your verbal picture with a real picture that truly illustrates what something looks like.  In this case, we are referring to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

A view of three of the steps that are part of the Grand Staircase

This photo is taken from the Kaibab Plateau which is where the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is found. From this plateau you can look north and view three of the main steps

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The Grand Staircase – So Much To See & Do!

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, one of the newest national monuments in the national park system, is truly a wonder to behold; it contains 1.7 million acres of land, more than six thousand vertical feet of alternating cliffs, slopes, and terraces, and extends from the Utah / Arizona border just north rim of the Grand Canyon to the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. Laid out like giant stairs, each “riser” is about 2,000 feet high and each “tread” is a

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Devil’s Garden in Grand Staircase-Escalante

With a name like Devil’s Garden, you would expect to see some strange things and that’s exactly what you will find. Devil’s Garden is a small series of formations that seem to pop up out of the desert floor for no apparent reason. This attraction is found just 10 miles down the Hole In The Rock road within the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

There are so many different shapes that you can’t really characterize the Devil’s Garden in one or two

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Grand Staircase – Adventure Waiting To Happen

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
From Escalante in the north to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in the south, and from Bryce Canyon National Park on its western edge to Capitol Reef National Park on the east, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument offers a diverse landscape rich in history and natural wonders. From Navajo sandstone cliffs, narrow slot canyons, natural arches, monoliths and spires to winding rivers and streams, high desert, dinosaur tracks and fossils…you’ll find it all within the boundaries of Grand Staircase Escalante National

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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Where does the Grand Staircase name come from?

The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is a rather long name, but this national monument certainly warrants your attention.   The monument is most often referred to, by locals, simply as “The Staircase”.

Illustration of Utah's Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

The name comes from the land formations of the region that are literally lined up in staircase fashion.    Click on this image below to see an illustration of the formations that

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