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Escalante National Monument

735 W Main, Escalante, UT 84726
435-826-5499
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Escalante
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Ohio, USA
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299 reviews 299 reviews
104 attraction reviews
478 helpful votes 478 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The Grand Staircase-Escalante (GSENM) is a vast region in the center of southern Utah, right in the heart of the Grand Circle. While the GSENM covers a very wide area and an amazing range of scenery, from the Vermilion Cliffs at the southwest end all the way to the canyons adjacent to Capitol Reef National Park at the northeast boundary,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed in Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument when the National Parks were closed during the shut-down. Fabulous hiking opportunities and gorgeous scenery. We were day-hikers; I think multi-day hikers would have a really great experience in the monument.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Utah State Road 12 across the Escalante NM, east of the town of Escalante is arguably one of the very top most scenic sections of road. It is heaven and paradise combined for hikers and explorers of all kind. Nature has done everything here you can conceivably do with rocks as far as formations and colors go, from imposing mesas... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Be sure to stop by Escalante Outfitters for Pizza, camping, $45.00 cabins, coffee, beer and amazing people.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We drove through here during our trip from Bryce to Escalante and it was so beautiful! The sun was shining and the vistas were unbelieveable! We took ALOT of photos...be sure to take the time to stop and appreciate!

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We have a friend that just moved to Boulder, UT and he showed us some amazing vistas and Anasazi Indian ruins. What a gem! Every turn is another kind of rock formation. You will want to take pictures. Enjoy!

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hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The rock formations and the vastness is mind boggling and the road through is amazing so much so we had intended to return a different way but went back the 12 just because we loved the drive Recommend a visit to the Anisasi State Park

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

From Torrey you will enjoy a fantastic bike run. The road has plenty of curves and corners to keep you happy!! The views are spectacular. Bring a camera!!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This area is away from the crowds and has endless possiblities for hike and enjoying nature. It is a real Jewel and thanks President Clinton for setting it aside for generations to come to enjoy. Treat lightly and leave as nature meant it to be.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Hiking in this much less crowded area was a relief from the mob scenes in the national parks. While the highway is a bit hair-raising at points you get more open, dramatic views than in Zion and Bryce.

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