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Escalante National Monument

735 W Main, Escalante, UT 84726
435-826-5499
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Escalante
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, National Parks
Activities: Hiking, Backpacking
Description: Miles of rugged desert landscape featuring The Grand Staircase, a cluster of sandstone cliffs.
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Loveland, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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Elyira
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The visitor center was closed when we came by, but the visitor center in Escalante was very helpful.

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Rent a UTV and travel for hours in beautiful, isolated wilderness. We spent all dsy in the back country on a rented utv with a gps and loved it. Saw three people the entire day. Lots of ruins. Lots of wilderness and no crowds. Wonderful.

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Escalante, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

In 2 miles up Escalante River from the confluence of Calf Creek bridge, you'll see 2 arches, petroglyphs, granaries, and a spring where you can fill up your water bottle safely. You'll cross Escalante River many times, so bring your water shoes.

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Syracuse, NY
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

An easy trip is to Grosvenor Arch, about 13 miles down a graded dirt road starting at Kodachrome Basin State Park. The Arch has a small parking area. Peekaboo & Spooky Gulches are somewhat challenging - the former with significant climbing; the latter with tight (10-12 inches wide in spots) areas and scrambling.

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Tacoma, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I kinda hate to tell about this as it'll only attract more to come...a very cool slot canyon at mile 11 out of Boulder, UT...a beautiful drive along a Mesa for the first 25 miles...and a back door to Capitol Reef National Park if you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle

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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed this region and the beautiful landscapes. Also the visitors centers where we found a lot of information.

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Mortsel, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nature in the area is absolutely splendid. Awesome, grand, superb, spectacular, incredible. Mother nature at it's very best. Wow. I can write another 1000 characters to convince you, but What more is there to say ?

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Eugene, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Lots to do and see, go to the visitor center in the middle of town and they will help you get going!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I've traveled the West a lot but had never been through Escalante....and I'm certainly glad I did. Highway 12 runs through the length of the Monument/Park. I went in mid July expecting blistering temperatures but was surprised at how cool it was. Thunderstorms in the distance probably cooled the region but they made for spectacular photos. There wasn't much traffic... More

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