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Escalante National Monument

Address: 735 W Main, Escalante, UT 84726
Phone Number: 435-826-5499
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Escalante
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Backpacking
Owner description: Miles of rugged desert landscape featuring The Grand Staircase, a cluster of sandstone cliffs.
Attraction details
Type: Geologic Formations, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Backpacking
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Miles of rugged desert landscape featuring The Grand Staircase, a cluster of sandstone cliffs.
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Hong Kong, China
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324 reviews 324 reviews
115 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Dover
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107 reviews 107 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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Elyira
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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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227 helpful votes 227 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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