Grosvenor Arch, Utah Grand Staircase

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Grosvenor Arch

Grosvenor Arch in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is one of the most beautiful naturally formed arches in Utah.

  • Grosvenor Arch is a highlight of the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument
  • The arch is 152 feet high and 99 feet wide
  • Open all year round, weather permitting
  • Hiking, horse riding and dune buggies are permitted throughout the area


The drive across the wilderness prairie to Grosvenor Arch Utah is very scenic with sandstone formations and great views of the countryside. This popular attraction is actually a double arch with a smaller opening on the left hand side. The sandstone arch was formed by weather erosion and the largest arch measures 152 feet high and 99 feet wide. It is not as smooth as some arches in Utah but is very beautiful to photograph or walk under and look up at the sky.

Location and Information

Take SR12 south of Cannonville, a paved road to the Kodachrome State Park turnoff for 9 miles. Turn off onto Cottonwood Canyon Road. Travel 10 miles on this graded dirt road to the parking lot. Grosvenor Arch is reached along a short walk on a concrete sidewalk from the parking lot.

The area is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management and is open to many different types of recreational activity which are prohibited in the National Parks.

Hiking, horseback riding and dune buggies are permitted throughout the area.

Fun Facts

Grosvenor Arch was named after Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, president and first fulltime editor of the National Geographic Magazine. It was previously known as Wahweep Arch.