Help us Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Monument!

We are sponsoring a contest for the best folk song inspired by the beauty, grandeur and solitude of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  

Music must be original and your own. Send a mp3 of your song by midnight June 20 to be considered. Winners may be asked to perform publicly. Questions? Call us at 435.644.1308. 

1st place wins $700

 2nd place wins $200

  3rd place wins $100  




Who Are We?

Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is the 501(c)(3) friends group of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM, the Monument).The Monument covers more area than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, making it the largest unit of the National Conservation Lands system. From glamorous dinosaur finds to discoveries of new plant species, the Monument holds a wealth of yet-to-be analyzed scientific and cultural data.

Mission Statement

Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is committed to preserving and protecting the vast landscape of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

About the Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s vast and austere landscape embraces a spectacular array of scientific and historic resources. This is a high, rugged and remote region, where bold plateaus and multi-hued cliffs run for distances, defying human perspective. It was the last place in the continental United States to be mapped. These strikingly beautiful and scientifically important lands are divided into three distinct regions: the Grand Staircase, the Kaiparowits Plateau and the Canyons of the Escalante. The Monument encompasses 1.9 million acres of southern Utah canyons, cliffs and plateaus.

We invite you to be inspired by the landscape and help us protect Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument,

become a Partners member today!