Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Mountain Biking
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The best mountain biking is along the monument's many unpaved roads. Pick up a road map at the visitor center, and talk with the people at the desk. They can steer you to the areas that have been getting good reports, and away from roads that are washed out or uninteresting. If you want some destinations, here are two...

The Paria Movie Set, originally constructed in the 1960s, was the "frontier town" in films starring John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, and Gregory Peck. The set is located on a dirt road, five miles northeast of Highway 89, between Kanab and Big Water City. This road is impassable when wet.

Grosvenor Arch can be accessed on a dirt road approximately nine miles southeast of Kodachrome Basin State Park, off Highway 12. Grosvenor Arch is not one, but a cluster of delicate white and gold arches towering high above the ground.


Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 8 Nov 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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