Welcome to Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument


Established amid some local controversy by President Bill Clinton in 1996, the monument is unique in that it allows some uses that would be banned in a national park (such as hunting and grazing, by permit). Tourist infrastructure is minimal and limited to towns on the park's edges. Hwy 12 skirts the northern boundaries between Boulder, Escalante and Tropic. Hwy 89 arcs east of Kanab into the monument's southwestern reaches.


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Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument in detail