Grand Staircase Escalante

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, entirely inside Utah, covers a small area of the northwestern corner of the Grand Staircase, missing much of the geologic staircase, and including a huge chunk of mineral-rich Southern Utah, including School and Institutional Trust Lands granted by Congress (1896), and county roads.  Cities and state parks are excluded from the Mounument, are completely surrounded by the Monument.

The Monument Map comes from the BLM's Monument brochure.  Controversy opens an article at Wikipedia on the creation of the Monument.  Grand Staircase opens an article on the geologic formation.  Menu options in Scenic Color Country including photos in the Monument are the Cockscomb, Scenic Byway SR12, Calf Creek Canyon, the Burr Trail, and Canyons of the Escalante.  GSENM Geology is a huge PDF document from the Utah Geological Association with an in-depth discussion of the geology of the National Monument (43 pages, on our server - may take a few seconds).