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Escalante National Monument

735 W Main, Escalante, UT 84726
435-826-5499
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Ranked #5 of 19 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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Bielefeld, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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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Tacoma, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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