Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument

Escalante, Utah 84726

Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Professional Review and Guide

"The huge hunk of the Colorado Plateau encompassed by the Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument is divided into three physiographic regions, each distinct and extremely scenic: the canyons of the Escalante, which the Hole-in-the-Rock Road (Ride 55) accesses; the mesas and deep canyons of the Kaiparowits Plateau at the center of the monument; and the Grand Staircase, a series of colorful cliffs ascending northward in the west-southwestern part of the monument.

The Chocolate Cliffs are of the Chinle formation (of the Tri-assic period); the Pink Cliffs, of the Claron formation (Tertiary). The “risers” and “treads” between include the Vermilion Cliffs (Moenavi and Kayenta formations; Jurassic period), the White Cliffs (Navajo formation; Jurassic), and the Gray Cliffs (Dakota formation; Cretaceous). General location: Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument is immense (1.7 million acres), encompassing most of southern Utah between the Colorado River and Bryce Canyon National Park."

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Trail Information

Escalante
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
Varies depending on routes chosen
Duration
April through May; September through October
Season
Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, 435-826-5499
Local Contacts
Obtain the fold-out map distributed free of charge by the BLM
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Jul 2018