@ Yonder Escalante: Escalante Film Festival

GSEP HQ _ Escalante 530 West Main St., Escalante, UT, United States

Join Grand Staircase Escalante Partners and Yonder Escalante for the screening of the world-wide premier of the Mark We Make Film - a visual exploration into Utah's slot canyons to witness the majesty, power, and the impact we leave. We will also be screening other Monument-based films including Desert Mourning, Messengers, Ace and the Desert […]

Screening of “Scenes from a Glittering World”

GSEP HQ _ Escalante 530 West Main St., Escalante, UT, United States

"In the furthest reaches of the Navajo Nation, at the most remote high school in the continental U.S., three Indigenous students maneuver through the vagaries of adolescence in hopes of realizing their dreams, all while balancing the responsibilities of family, the realities of attending a remarkably small school with shrinking resources, and the stunning yet […]

Ed Kabotie and Tha ‘Yoties with Sage Bond Present: An Alter-Native History of America

GSEP HQ _ Escalante 530 West Main St., Escalante, UT, United States

Join us as tha Yoties and Sage Bond share the courageous stories of the people and lands of Indigenous America through art and music filled “edu-tainment” performances. Learn about Native Americans’ struggle for social, political and environmental justice, and how you can help.           This event was made possible through a […]


Southern Paiute Astronomy Night

Ponderosa Campground, Kanab From Kanab, UT: Beginning at the intersection of Highway 89 and Highway 89A in Kanab, follow Highway 89 north for 8.1 miles to Hancock Road. Turn left onto Hancock Road, and travel another 7.4 miles to Ponderosa Grove Campground. The campground will be on the right, Kanab, UT, United States

Join us for an Astronomy night of stars and stories from a Southern Paiute Perspective! Rich Csenge and Stellar Vista Observatory will also be participating as they provide high grade telescopes to view stars and planets in one of the darkest skies in the lower 48! 


Emily Lessner: Tracking Grand Staircase’s Jurassic Dinosaurs

GSEP HQ _ Escalante 530 West Main St., Escalante, UT, United States

NOTE: Limited to 25 people.  To RSVP, sign up here. Caravan and carpool from GSEP office to tracksite. No pets please. The Twenty Mile Wash Dinosaur Tracksite preserves over 1200 mapped footprints of at least three different kinds of animals. One of the best preserved and most accessible Middle Jurassic age (circa 160 million years old) tracksites in […]

Lewis Williams – Paint the Way ‘Cross the USA by Bike

GSEP HQ _ Escalante 530 West Main St., Escalante, UT, United States

After 40 years of making art, in 2021, Lewis Williams and his wife completed a dream endeavor, “Painting The Way ‘Cross The USA-By Bike.” The idea brewed on the eve of his 60th birthday in 2019. They travelled by bicycle from March 1 – to August, 1, 2021 from San Diego to Bar Harbor, Maine […]

“Art and Story” Capturing the World in a Sketchbook —Tim Musso Artist Presentation and Drawing workshop

GSEP HQ _ Escalante 530 West Main St., Escalante, UT, United States

This 2–3 hour presentation and workshop will begin with an introduction to artist, illustrator, and author Tim Musso and his creative practice. Musso will share his artistic philosophy and show examples of his sketchbooks and artwork, along with videos demonstrating his technique. The second part of the workshop will involve a live demonstration by the Musso […]


Escalante Town Park Stage Escalante, UT, United States

For three decades, brother and sister Jeneda and Clayson Benally have been recording and touring bringing their empowering, organic, conscious-raising, charged music to communities throughout Europe and North America. Multi-award winning musicians from the (Diné) Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona create an explosive duo of bass, drums and vocals with a traditional Navajo backbone bridging […]

Craig Childs and the Rise of Glen Canyon

Historic Escalante Showhouse 50 W Main St, Escalante, UT, United States

Fresh off of rowing a dory through the vaults of Lake Powell, Childs brings images and stories from this dwindling reservoir and the landscape below returning to the surface. Tuesday, October 25  |  6:00 PM Location: Historic Escalante Showhouse Suggested Donation: $10

Grand Staircase-Escalante Symposium 2023

Ways of Understanding and Protecting Land and Water Resources in the Grand Staircase-Escalante Region, Symposium 2023 Draft Agenda: http://escalanteriverwatershedpartnership.org/what-we-do/grand-staircase-escalante-symposium-2023/ In-person: Escalante Interagency Visitors Center (755 W Main St, Escalante, Utah)  On Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84372019249   (webinar; just click to watch) Symposium Organizers: Marc Coles-Ritchie mcolesritchie@grandcanyontrust.org and Kevin Berend  kevin@gsenm.org

Author Reading and Discussion with Andrea Ross

Escalante 530 W Main Street, Escalante, Utah, United States

Join us for an author reading and discussion with Andrea Ross, the author of Unnatural Selection: A Memoir of Adoption and Wilderness. Adopted at birth, Andrea Ross grew up inhabiting two ecosystems: one was her tangible, adoptive family, the other her birth family, whose mysterious landscape was hidden from her. In this coming-of-age memoir, Ross […]

Seeds of Change: The Future of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

GSEP HQ _ Escalante 530 West Main St., Escalante, UT, United States

Please join us on September 21st for Seeds of Change: The Future of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. We will gather at 6 PM at our headquarters in Escalante located at 530 West Main St. for the screening of two short films that highlight the ways in which Grand Staircase is changing and how this landscape can unite us and welcome a new era for conservation for culture, science, tribal co-stewardship, and […]

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