At over twice the size of Rhode Island and just under the size of Maryland the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, is truly not one thing. GSENM is light purple in the map above. The dark purple is the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Utah is known for its 5 National Parks, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion, but Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument ranks right up with the National Parks for a place to enjoy in southern Utah.
For more information about GSENM see the following wiki link.
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The Wave is in the lower reaches of the GSENM, actually in Northern AZ, south of Kanab, UT.
Dance Hall Rock in the center of GSENM off Hole in the rock road south of the town of Escalante.
Toadstools in southern GSENM between Page and Kanab.
Burr Trail Road to the northeast of GSENM, as in the picture below.
Burr is a tar road over to the eastern a GSENM border.
To Lower Calf Creek Falls in the north of GSENM between the towns of Escalante and Boulder, UT.
This is just a small sampling of what Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument has to offer.
It's on my plans to come back in future years to experience more natural wonders.
I will cover other aspects of visiting GSENM in other posts.