Dean M. Chriss
Photography
Metate Arch, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Metate Arch, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument

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Devils Garden is an area within Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, and Metate Arch is perhaps its most spectacular formation. Because Devils Garden is part of the National Monument, and is also part of a Wilderness Study Area, visitors should be careful not to disturb plants, animals or the delicate cryptobiotic soil. Climbing on or over the natural arches is illegal in all National parks and Monuments because in the long term it destroys the features.