The monument consists of 1.7 million acres between Bryce Canyon National Park
and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
, in southern Utah. In the monument are a series of multi-colored cliffs and mesas.
Much of the monument area is undeveloped and remote; formations within the monument area include red rock canyons, cliffs, rock formations, and natural bridges. There are also archaeological sites located within the monument, which expands over one of the country's most remote areas. Three major sections include the Escalante Canyons, the Kaiparowits Plateau, and the Paria River...each of these sections is larger than most national parks. Gateway cities for the monument area include Escalante, Boulder and Kanab. The area is highlighted by Escalante National Bridge and Governor Arch; reaching the bridge involves a 2-mile hike up the Escalante River. Other popular features include Call Creek Falls and Devils Garden.