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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Address: UT
Phone Number: 435-826-5499
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Ranked #100 of 642 Attractions in Utah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping, Rock climbing, Hiking
Owner description: This massive national monument holds endless sights within thousands of acres.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping, Rock climbing, Hiking
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: This massive national monument holds endless sights within thousands of acres.
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Marina, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
58 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Sebastopol, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife and I recently bisected this amazing public lands from the south on Hwy 89 North to Hwy 12 via Cotttonwood Canyon. The road was in excellent condition. AS we got 1/2 way in the topograpghy and diversity of the Canyon amazed us every new turn and rise. From sculpted sand stone canyons to kaliedoscope of colors in bended... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We drove along Route 12 from Torrey on our way to Bryce and were not prepared for the magnificent views along the way. The sheer vastness and barrenness makes it easy to understand why this was the last unmapped area of the contiguous US.

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Louisville, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Grand Staircase National Monument is a wild and stunning place, and is unlike most other parks and monuments. The roads are mostly dirt and often poorly marked, the trails, similarly, are minimal and often hard to follow. Initially, the scenery does not have the same spectacular nature of nearby locations such as the Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks. If... More 

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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If Havasupai Falls is on the top 25 waterfalls in the world list, Calf Creek Falls should be too. This 126' waterfall can be found at the end of Calf Creek trail in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. The hike is 6 miles round-trip on a sandy easy trail with minimal elevation gain. There is a lovely... More 

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Cincinnati
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188 reviews 188 reviews
76 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

To enjoy the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument you need to drive one or more of the scenic drives through the Park. We picked the Burr Trail, which I would recommend. This trail also enters the Capitol Reef National Park with all its beauty. It is a 31 mile, one way, paved road that presents unique rock formations, high walled... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This huge geographic area in southern Utah makes a very interesting stop or four if only for the four excellent visitor centers. the interior of this national monument is difficult to visit because there are few paved roads or even day hikes off of paved roads. Since we had a rental car we didn't attempt the unpaved roads. Easy to... More 

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Campbell, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Nice hike to go for when you are in page and have some extra time. Not a very long hike. Complete hike takes about 45 mins to an hour. The place was deserted and lonely when we visited. we were the only hikers all the way. The view at the end is also very good. There is a bit of... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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155 reviews 155 reviews
59 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you want to feel small visit this site which is just huge and different every direction you turn. We drove thru on our way from one site to another but this is worth a visit itself.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Adults and kids who are fascinated with geology and dinosaurs are going to like the visitor center at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument at Big Water (10 miles west of Glen Canyon Dam). It’s a great place to stretch your legs while driving Route 89 between Kanab, Utah and Lake Powell. The Big Water location is one of four visitor... More 

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