The Stunning Staircase that is Nature-Made

Boulder Sitting within Grand Staircase-Escalante National MonumentMost of the staircases we see or know in our lives have one thing in common: they’re man-made, however, not all staircases share this trait.

Across the world, there are several nature-made staircases that have become stunning staircase structures over the millennia.

They may not be able to fit inside of your home or business, but they sure are beautiful, including the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

This breathtaking landscape in Utah spans a massive 1.9 million acres, and contains three parts: the Grand Staircase; the Kaiparowits Plateau; and the Canyons of the Escalante. Although it’s been here for the better part of 200 million years, it was actually one of the last parts of the continental U.S. to be mapped out and explored. But not anymore—this national monument invites countless visitors each year to hike, camp, and bask in its sublimity.

The term itself ‘staircase’ comes from the rugged terrain of the national monument, which is home to a nearly endless supply of canyons, rock scrambles, and valleys. You’ll be quite literally walking through ‘staircases’ that are formed into the bedrock, and have been there longer than any staircase we’ve ever used. Within the park, there are plenty of hikes, jeep trails, and scenic byways to spend the time; nearby, you’re invited to either camp, or lodge at the historic inns that line the canyonside. That’s the beauty of it all.

At Acadia Stairs, we cannot, unfortunately, custom-design a staircase that resembles Grand Staircase-Escalante, because that would take us millions of years. However, we’re always looking for inspiration for our diverse portfolio of services and products, which offers clients the ability to create the staircase that perfectly fits their needs. Contact us today for more!