Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Location: 745 E. Hwy 89 Kanab, UT 84741
This massive national monument is vast and rugged, yet easily accessible. Divided into three regions: Canyons of the Escalante, Grand Staircase and the Kaiparowits Plateau, scenic and recreational opportunities abound within the monument. Two incredible highways provide easy access to the graded dirt roads that crisscross the monument: Scenc Byway 12, the federally designated All-American Road connecting Boulder and Bryce, and U.S. Highway 89, between Kanab and Big Water. Enjoy an easy hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls, or a more intense exploration of the slot canyons off the Hole in the Rock Road (dirt road, check for current conditions). Visitor centers are located in Kanab, Escalante, Cannonville, and Big Water.