Grand Staircase Escalante
Cities & Towns
- Escalante, Utah: Borders the northern edge of the Monument along Utah Route 12.
- Boulder, Utah: Borders the northern edge of the Monument along Utah Route 12.
- Kanab, Utah: 5 miles west of the Monument along U.S. 89.
- Fredonia, Arizona: : 11 miles southwest of the southwest corner of the Monument.
- Tropic, Utah: Borders the northern edge of the Monument along Utah Route 12.
- Church Wells, Utah: Borders the southern edge of the Monument along U.S. 89.
- Page, Arizona: 30 miles southeast of the southern portion of the Monument.
Parks & Monuments
- Escalante Petrified Forest State Park: Borders the Monument 2 miles north of Escalante.
- Kodachrome Basin State Park: Surrounded by the Monument 2 miles south of Henrieville.
- Glen Canyon NRA (Wahweap Marina): 23 miles south from Big Water.
- Dixie National Forest: Abuts the Monument on ther north.
- Fishlake National Forest: 66 miles north.
- Bryce Canyon National Park: Abuts the Monument on the northwest corner along Utah Route 12 near Tropic.
- Capitol Reef National Park: 84 miles northeast of the Escalante Visitor Center.
Recreation & Wilderness Areas
- Glen Canyon NRA (Bullfrog Marina): Abuts the Monument on the northwest.
Historic & Points of Interest
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