Saturday, August 1, 2009

Grand Staircase Escalante NM

To move from Bryce Canyon area to Western Utah, you will probably have to go across Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. That NM is huge! It is bigger than some states of the East Coast. There is a Visitor Center on the road that goes to Kodachrome State Park, so if you are in the area, it is always good to stop over for a while and not just drive across the park.

The park is huge and therefore, really diverse:

- Striped buttes at the Bryce Canyon end of the park

- Buttes and mesas of many different colors depending on where you are in the park

The park is called Grand Staircase because it goes down from the high elevation of Bryce Canyon (more than 3000m) to much lower elevation in stepped composed by different mesas. As you can then imagine, views are impressive at some times. There are several viewpoints along the way. Some panoramas now:

Two more pictures on the road:

PD: Listening to the album "Suffer" by Bad Religion

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