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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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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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Beautiful drive

Highway 12 has been rated the second most beautiful scenic byway in the world by Foxnews. So, if you're nearby make sure you don't miss the opportunity to see it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Lindon, Utah
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Lindon, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Highway 12 has been rated the second most beautiful scenic byway in the world by Foxnews. So, if you're nearby make sure you don't miss the opportunity to see it.

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Belton, Missouri
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The weather was not favorable for our visit so we didn't get to enjoy any of the hikes we had planned. The park Ranger suggested we not do them due to flash flood potential. The drive though was absolutely breathtaking and we highly recommend this drive to everyone. The scenery is just priceless.

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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

loved everything. This is the real west, not something prepackaged. Driving can be a little rough, but most can be done in a rental vehicle. Only 2 campgrounds for vast area, but you can camp without amenities where people have camped before.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We hiked the Coyote Gulch for 3 days going as far as confluence of Coyote Gulch and Escalante river encountering along the way majestic canyons, arches, and lush greenery. Most of the hike was in the river wash and often in ankle deep water. Good to bring sandals or other water-tolerant footwear.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
60 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Escalante National Monument Visitor Center is on the outskirts of Escalante as you enter from the Bryce Canyon (Westerly) direction. The very modern building and usual display of local wildlife, maps and information is very good (as you would expect) but with one exception - this is not a National Park and they go out of their way to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

With a visitor center in town that provides much help full information, The opportunities to hike this slick rock and canyon wilderness abound.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

There is so much to do and see. Drive the Burr trail road, paved, good place to ride your bicycle near the end. Hole in the rock road, 120 miles round trip on a dirt road. Very rutty at times. Worth the trip. Read the Mormons trip making the road during the 1880. Go to end where you will see... More 

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Saint Peters
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Cottonwood Road starts at Kodachrome State Park. The park rangers at Bryce Canyon said it was impassable in March, but when we got to the north end of the road, an local was driving north on the road - he was in a small car with not much clearance. When we asked if we could get through to 89, he... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Drove the Cottonwood road all the way from Cannonville to Rt 89. Ranger let us know it was passable in a family sedan. Great drive, so scenic and unsploiled, not many cars but it does take a long time. Be sure and view Grovernor's Arch and the slot canyons.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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134 reviews 134 reviews
52 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It pains me to review this place as I've been coming here for 20 years and love that it is still quiet compared to Zion and Moab. I hope they never pave the roads! There's arches, vast slick rock and fabulous canyons and enough places to explore for a lifetime. Bill Clinton's best legacy this is -- as it saved... More 

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