The Best Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Hikes (Paperback)

By Morgan Sjogren, Michael Versteeg

Colorado Mountain Club, 9781937052713, 120pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2019

List Price: 14.95*
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Description

This guidebook covers the original 1.88 million acres of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument designated in 1996 to protect its natural wonders and preserve the area for scientific research. In 2017, the monument was trimmed to 1 million acres, reducing protections around some of the world's most geologically diverse landscapes. The hikes featured in this book range from family-friendly day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips that will excite the most adventurous of spirits and will educate readers about the importance of protecting public lands, visiting sensitive areas with respect, and considering low-impact recreation as a pillar of multi-use policy for enhanced conservation.