Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Learn about camping and boondocking at Grand Staircase Escalanate National Monument, Utah

BLM Road 717, Grand Staircase Escalante, UT

BLM Road 717, Grand Staircase Escalante, Utah BLM Road 717 starts at US-89, about 23 miles east of the City of Kanab. It’s a hard-packed, red dirt road that runs for about 10 miles south east towards the Utah-Arizona border. It stretches through a rather unremarkable, often forgotten portion of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. As such, boondocking is open here, and this road is rarely patrolled by BLM officials. There are dozens of campsites along this road but the most desirable site, and the easiest to get to, lies close to US-89, just about 1/8 mile from the highway. This particular ... Read more