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Address: 735 W Main, UT 84726
Phone Number: 435-826-5499
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This massive national monument holds endless sights within thousands of...

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Lower Calf Creek Falls

Thee most beautiful drive on Highway 12 from Boulder, Utah to Bryce Canyon. The trailhead is at a campground with good signage, and a trail map. Be prepared to pay a $5 day use... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dana L
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thee most beautiful drive on Highway 12 from Boulder, Utah to Bryce Canyon. The trailhead is at a campground with good signage, and a trail map. Be prepared to pay a $5 day use fee.

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Thank Dana L
San Jose, California
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46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove through from Bryce to Zion into Escalante on UT hwy 12 during New year's break. Many outlook stops.

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Thank pamomlll
Copley, Ohio
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We were so lucky to have won the walk in lottery for the wave tickets and couldn't have had a better hike and weather! If you can apply early online for the lottery- do it. Or test your luck with the day prior walk in lottery. We even found the dinosaur tracks with guidance from the volunteer Ken! This will... More 

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2 Thank Anna H
St. Louis
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56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This part of the United States is so incredible and there is nothing else like it in the world. I have been here over 5 times and am always amazed and always find something new to do in the area.

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1 Thank STLDixie
Escondido
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207 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We were late because of our extend delay for breakfast at Circle D. We did enter the area, but it seemed suited for camping and hiking, not a casual visit. The write up makes the drive iffy/scary/narrow, so we left

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1 Thank ranles76
Colorado USA
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129 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Nice drive by with peak foliage and late day sun. So much natural beauty in the hundreds of canyons in this awesome area. No fee to get in also.

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1 Thank rtfax
Dubuque, Iowa
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307 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

When your daughter tells you about a road with drop offs on both sides going down hundreds of feet, she must be describing Highway 12 between Capitol Reef and Bryce. This area could be a vacation spot by itself with the golden aspens in the fall, occasional deer, and vistas you just can't imagine until you get there. Picture sites... More 

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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

It was too rainy to hike Calf Creek falls, but we did find a nice waterfall between there and Escalante at the bottom of the big hill. Because it was raining, all of the water in the watershed was heading down the petrified sand dunes and made for some fun water time in the rain and some really cool waterfalls... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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489 reviews
294 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We visited Grand Staircase-Escalante driving through the magnificent Route 12. We were advised that we would stop every now and then in this road as there are many natural wonders. And in fact, the landscape changes so much between Bryce and Escalante that it is incredible that they are side by side. I would recommend to stay around Route 12... More 

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1 Thank Jac-and-Jek
Smithfield, Utah
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Hole-in-the-rock road is very very rough. Lots of washboard. Didnt use four wheel drive. But you have to go slow and careful the last 10 miles. So worth it because of the views and history at the end of the road.

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