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Escalante National Monument

735 W Main, Escalante, UT 84726
435-826-5499
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Ranked #3 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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Syracuse, NY
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
59 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a geologist's dream because the earth's layers are so exposed. As regular visitors, we loved it. The view from the top of "The Million Dollar Road" is hard to wrap your head around. A CCC project, most of this must have been built by hand in the 20's.

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Mevasseret Ziyyon, Yerushalayim, Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Escalante National Monument is huge. The visitor centers are good. The hiking in the sandstone canyons is superb. The most amazing thing is that there weren't a lot of people. Similar views to the national parks in the area but a lot less visited. We really liked Coyote Gulch, Willis Creek and Paria Canyon.

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Leesburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you love giant rocks, arches, and hoodoos towering overhead, this is the place for you. Most roads will allow cars to drive unless it has rained. Four wheel drive is always better due to washboard bumpiness. This is such a large and beautiful monument that even after many trips, we have not seen even half of it. Staying in... More

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Upland, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

WOW! Beautiful and we are coming back. We didn't know what to expect and didn't enough time to fully explore this region! Don't miss the drive Boulder, UT. WOW!

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