Grand Staircase-Escalante, is a large area of broad plateaus, narrow sandstone canyons, and unique rock formations in southern Utah. The area of 1.7 million acres, or 3% of the area of Utah, the monument is the second largest in the lower 48 states.the monument extends eastward from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park and southward to Glen canyon. "Untitled document - Google Drive." Untitled document - Google Drive. Google Drive, n.d. Web. 10 February 2014.