Grand Staircase to Grand Canyon Road Trip
Located deep within Southern Utah near Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was the last area to be mapped in the lower 48 states and is still an isolated area today. A land of canyons and cliffs, wilderness and ancient ruins, the Staircase is a unique and diverse landscape still untouched by the masses. If you want to add some exploration and adventure to your vacation, a road trip to Grand Staircase is the way to go. The best time to visit the Grand Staircase is late spring mid-April through May, and the fall season of September through October. There is no entry fee for Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and backcountry permits as well as undeveloped campgrounds are also free. There are a few established campgrounds that charge a reasonable nightly fee, and Calf Creek Recreation Area charges a small day use fee. The area around the Grand Staircase is fairly isolated and local towns have prices lower than most Park Lands If you're traveling to the Grand Canyon, especially the North Rim, including a visit to Grand Staircase is a great addition to your trip. Read the guide below to learn more.