Arching to the Heavens

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is located on the Colorado Plateau in the pristine and spectacular canyonlands of Utah. A beautiful drive along Cottonwood Creek Drive takes you to Grosvenors Arch – a rare double natural arch that is one of the most unusual features of the Grand Staircase-Escalante. Pictured here is the Milky Way glittering in the sky as seen from the front side of Grosvenors Arch. Photo courtesy of David Lane.