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Phone Number: 435-826-5499
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Activities: Camping, Rock climbing, Hiking
Description: This massive national monument holds endless sights within thousands of...
This massive national monument holds endless sights within thousands of acres.
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Coyote Gulch

The hike to and from in the sand is not my cup of tea, but the rest was fantastic! We (6 men ages 35->52) started at 40 mile ridge road trail head, walked to crack in the wall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Eagle Mountain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The hike to and from in the sand is not my cup of tea, but the rest was fantastic! We (6 men ages 35->52) started at 40 mile ridge road trail head, walked to crack in the wall (most of which is in the sand). We dropped our packs through the 1st crack then lowered about 50ft over the cliff.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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50 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I have been to the Grand Staircase a handful of times, and each time is simply amazing. The Hole In The Rock road is very much drivable with a typical car, and most of the roads that reach out from it can be handled by an AWD Subaru wagon. Neon Canyon, Spooky, Zebra, Coyote, Devils Garden - they are all... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Try to arrange a presentation by Merle Graffam (928-660-0948/mgraffam@canyoncountry.net) if he is available. He digs up dinosaur fossils in nearby Utah and has one breed of dinosaurs named after him. The color mural of dinosaurs and life 50 to 90 million years ago is amazing. Be sure to look through some of their fascinating books for sale. They also have... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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222 attraction reviews
459 helpful votes 459 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is awesome. The area is so vast, you feel surrounded by it. It's totally different from the other parks, due to it's size and also the vistas. It's all on a grand scale. We took the scenic drives in the area and were so glad we did. The beauty is in a way stark, almost unreal. I was amazed... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

With southern Utah's Zion and Bryce Canyons being so better known, Grand Staircase-Escalante (GSE) National Monument doesn't get nearly as much attention. What a shame, because the scenery here is incredible, certainly on a par with Zion and Bryce, though different from both! This area of over 1.8 million acres derives its name from the three distinct geological areas that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

GSE is so vast. It's also unreal. Coming from the Midwest, I don't get to see much variety in landscapes, but GSE alone has canyons, mountains, cliffs, and is simply breathtaking. We drove SR 12 through the area and took a hike through a slot canyon. I'd recommend this to everyone. One of my favorite places in the world.

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Bryan, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The remoteness and stark beauty of this National Monument are what make it so spectacular. We drove Hole in the Rock Road, Paria Township Road and Cottonwood Canyon Road. The geological diversity on the Cottonwood Canyon route is stunning 9it sometimes looks like the drawings in a Dr. Seuss book) , the remoteness and grandeur of the Paria Township route... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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217 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We hiked Neon Canyon which has one of the most scenic rappels in this area. It is beautiful and there is so much to see. Can't wait to get back there again next year. This is a yearly canyoneering adventure for us.

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Provo, Utah
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166 reviews 166 reviews
35 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I go through the Grand Staircase at least once a year because I love the stark beauty, the amazing vistas, and the variety of the landscape. Well worth a trip down highway 12 to enjoy the diversity and views that are available.

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Marina, California
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Having been snowed in at Torrey for an extra day we were anxious to head down Highway 12 and make up for lost time on our trip. The road over the summit was mostly clear with a little bit of blowing snow. The snowplows must have been busy overnight. We were hoping to see Burr Trail in the Winter but... More 

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