Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Bureau of Land Management, Utah.

There are three small developed campgrounds located on the Monument. Campsites are first-come, first-serve with no advance reservations. The Monument offers many opportunities to experience the backcountry by horse but please note that designated horse & pack stock routes have not been established on the Monument. Rock climbing and canyoneering are allowed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, subject to zone and other specific management restrictions. While visitors are encouraged to mountain bike on the Monument's roads, note that designated mountain biking routes have not been established on the Monument and mountain biking is not allowed on backcountry hiking routes. River runners are challenged on the Escalante River with times of towing, pushing and portaging their boats. Inflatable kayaks are recommended as rafts are too wide for the narrow channels. Backcountry permits are required. For more information, visit For visitor center information, visit

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There are several popular routes into the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Contact the closest visitor center for specific directions.

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