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Escalante National Monument

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Address: 735 W Main, Escalante, UT 84726
Phone Number: 435-826-5499
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Hiking, Backpacking
Description: Miles of rugged desert landscape featuring The Grand Staircase, a cluster...
Miles of rugged desert landscape featuring The Grand Staircase, a cluster of sandstone cliffs.
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Wide Open Space

There is so much to do and see. Drive the Burr trail road, paved, good place to ride your bicycle near the end. Hole in the rock road, 120 miles round trip on a dirt road. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Helen L
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

There is so much to do and see. Drive the Burr trail road, paved, good place to ride your bicycle near the end. Hole in the rock road, 120 miles round trip on a dirt road. Very rutty at times. Worth the trip. Read the Mormons trip making the road during the 1880. Go to end where you will see... More 

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Saint Peters
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102 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Cottonwood Road starts at Kodachrome State Park. The park rangers at Bryce Canyon said it was impassable in March, but when we got to the north end of the road, an local was driving north on the road - he was in a small car with not much clearance. When we asked if we could get through to 89, he... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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261 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Drove the Cottonwood road all the way from Cannonville to Rt 89. Ranger let us know it was passable in a family sedan. Great drive, so scenic and unsploiled, not many cars but it does take a long time. Be sure and view Grovernor's Arch and the slot canyons.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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133 reviews 133 reviews
51 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It pains me to review this place as I've been coming here for 20 years and love that it is still quiet compared to Zion and Moab. I hope they never pave the roads! There's arches, vast slick rock and fabulous canyons and enough places to explore for a lifetime. Bill Clinton's best legacy this is -- as it saved... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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332 reviews 332 reviews
120 attraction reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We were recommended to visit this area on our road trip and weren't really sure what the NM was, at the visitor centre it was explained it is just a huge area that has been zoned as NM to protect it, it covers a huge area. To visit a lot of it you need an off road vehicle (and good... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We didn't have nearly enough time to explore this wonderful area but what we did see was absolutely great. This huge national monument has attractions for all levels of hikers and drivers. We will be back and spend at least a week there.

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Seymour, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Few people around but everyone friendly. Nice in fall not to be so hot. Bring water and munchies. And Camera.

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Bielefeld, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Well, the weather disturbed our hikes, Zebra Slot was drowned. Devils Garden was ok. Maybe we'll be back in Spring....

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have been here before with my family and there is tons of hiking and adventure. This time, I was with my mom. We didn't do much hiking, but there is so much natural beauty to see. We traveled in October and I was actually surprised how many older couples we encountered. Southern Utah is a location for young and... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We really enjoyed the monument. We hiked Calf Creek Falls, and 2 slot canyons: Peekaboo and Spooky. It's a beautiful part of the country.

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