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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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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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Off the Beaten Path

Get off the beaten path and take a dirt road for adventure. Don't just stay on Hwy 12, but if you do, it is an amazing ride also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Farmington, UT
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Farmington, UT
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Get off the beaten path and take a dirt road for adventure. Don't just stay on Hwy 12, but if you do, it is an amazing ride also.

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Linden, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There are so many outdoorsy things you can do there just ask at the visitor centre. The landscape is stunning and less crowded.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A spectacular site to see. We drove passed this monument going to the next national park and we drove the other side coming from the Moab area.

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Vevay, Indiana
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The visitors center and the interagency center was very nice and informative. Before hiking, you definitely want to see what the weather reports are for the area as flash flooding could make for an extremely dangerous situation. Nice bathrooms here too.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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240 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This monument covers a lot of square miles and is a true treasure. Not only are there lots of areas to explore and see, this place has some truly great hiking. Lots of options for spending a great day outdoor seeing some things that few people get to see. I'd definitely return here and see some more of Escalante.

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Dortmund, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Have been there last time in 1991 when it was no Monument. So this was totally unknown to me. Had a great time and very nice discoveries and experiences during our journey. Devils Garden is beautiful and there are still a few hidden places to discover. But - if you go there in Summer, expect afternoon thunderstorms due to the... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a huge chunk of se Utah. It's full of what one writer called 'standing up country'--nothing is horizontal here. We didn't take the time to explore off the main hiway 12. But what we did see was great.

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Springfield, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The monument is huge. There many areas to explore. I recommend stopping by a ranger station to get good advice. The rangers are knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. They will recommend what is appropriate for you and the current weather conditions. Try to see a slot canyon. I think they amazing, better than any free form sculpture.

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CYPRESS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lower Calf Creek Hike is the way to go! This hike has everything you want in a hike. Start early - 6:30 a.m. - with sunscreen, water and snacks. The hike is strenuous in some parts and moderate in others. The hike is fragrant and breathtaking. When you reach the end you will be met with an amazing waterfall. If... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Photographers will be tempted to pull over constantly to record the dramatic land formations and colors of the Staircase.

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