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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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Overwhelming scenery

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We drove through here on a long national parks trip. We didn't have a tremendous amount of time, but what we saw was excellent and inspiring, and we took dozens of pictures. The scenery is really beautiful, with lots of stop points and lookoffs. Don't miss this if you're cruising through southern Utah.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Most people do not know about this gem. This is a great outdoor adventurers find! So many canyons and slot canyons and formations to see. It is spread out over a bunch of miles, but you are in the middle of nowhere so you can drive fast and check out everything!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

So much to see here, its huge with the Staircases and everything. Do your research and take your time here.

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

You have to be willing to get off the beaten path to find some of the amazing gems that lie hidden there. Coyote Gulch is probably my favorite!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stumbled across Escalante, UT on our 4 day road trip to Moab, Horseshoe Bend, and the Grand Canyon. On our way back to CO via I-70 we figured we'd stop and explore Devil's Garden and Hole in Rock for some day hiking and check out the slot canyons. We went in October which was perfect. It was about 70... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Hiked one day jeeped the next for three weeks. This place has so much to see. Have been coming here for 5 years. We love exploring and looking for hidden graineries. And petroglyphs arches, slots petrified wood, moqui balls. Just park and walk up a dry river bed never know what you might see. Coyote Gulch is one of my... More 

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Address: 735 W Main, Escalante, UT 84726
Phone Number: 435-826-5499
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Escalante
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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