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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Address: UT
Phone Number: 435-826-5499
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Ranked #114 of 567 Attractions in Utah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Landmarks
Activities: Camping, Rock climbing, Hiking
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Owner description: This massive national monument holds endless sights within thousands of acres.
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Cincinnati
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187 reviews 187 reviews
75 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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
21 helpful votes 21 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 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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141 reviews 141 reviews
58 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Olathe, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, as seen from US 89, consists of massive red rocks. As red rock aficionados, we were excited to see more and we stopped at the BLM Visitors Center in Kanab looking for a morning hike. There wasn’t a ranger on duty, but a volunteer who looked eerily like Anthony Perkins in Psycho suggested a trip... More

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York, PA
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38 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Before we visited the Grand Staircase Escalante we stopped at the visitors center and that was the best thing we did. The Grand Staircase Escalante is a vast area of southern Utah that is nearly impossible to see in a limited amount of time. The Rangers and Volunteers at the VC were most helpful when we told them that we... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Spectacular scenery, great hiking. Paradise for geologists. However wilderness is the key work for much of the monument. Both the roads and the trails can be unforgiving if you are not prepared. Do your homework first. Allow several days to see just the highlights.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This to me is a very underrated national monument. Its huge, I don't get why its a national monument, its larger than a lot of national parks. Definitely worth the time.

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Cottonwood Heights
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We chose to enjoy our first RV trip in our new home state of Utah in GSENM over Memorial weekend and loved it. This place covers a huge area so researching and planning the hikes before you go is recommended. There is so much to see that it's impossible to do even a fraction of what the monument has to... More

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