Grosvenor Arch in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

The Beta

Grosvenor Arch trail is a 0.2 mile paved trail that leads to an arch towering 100 feet over you. There is a trailhead sign, a couple picnic tables, a pit toilet bathroom, and parking at the trailhead. It’s located just off Cottonwood Canyon Road, and will be on your left as you drive east. It’s more of a viewpoint than a trail, but, being one of the only marked features on many maps in the GSENM region, it’s worth the visit to see this impressive arch!

Grosvenor Arch in all its glory. Located in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.

Need to Know

All roads leading into the backcountry parts of GSENM are unpaved, rough, and full of potholes, sharp rocks in the road, and narrow passageways. It’s best to have a 4WD vehicle; high-clearance is nice, but you shouldn’t need more than 8 inches on most of the main roads. If you’re going to venture off of Cottonwood Canyon Road, you may want a high clearance vehicle, and 4WD is required.

There’s actually two arches – one large, and one small!

Justin’s Suggestion

Get out and take some photos! That’s what me and my friends did. It’s quite the spectacle! There were other cars in the parking lot, perhaps up to seven at a time. Again, it is one of the marked features on most maps, and on signs in GSENM. Sure, it’s a tourist attraction, but it’s also really cool!

It’s just a cool spot. Grand Staircase is full of surprises!

Take A Hike!

Eh, this isn’t really a hike. More like: “Take a picture”. Bring your camera and have a blast taking photos in front of this cool arch!

If you’re looking for more to do nearby, check out my blogs in Kodachrome Basin State Park! Located right at the entrance to Cottonwood Canyon Road, there are plenty of spectacular hikes to do in this park.

Happy trails!

Parting shot:

This was the only good shot we got. It’s a personality pic!

Next blog: The big one. Get ready for a novella sized blog all about Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument!

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