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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument: Tours & Tickets

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735 W Main, UT 84726
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All reviews rock road visitor center huge area burr trail scenic highway slot canyon warm days grosvenor arch lower calf creek falls high clearance vehicle peek a boo rock formations kodachrome basin beautiful drive worth the trip awe inspiring take your time
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Utah 12 Scenic Byway...a must! Grand Staircase consists of sandstone cliffs of all different size and shape. Magificent scenery,,,and a photographers must stop. Would highly recommend spending time here.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is amazing. It’s full of dramatic multi-colored rock formations. You’ll get lots of great photos. The drive on Highway 12 is particularly gorgeous. Allow time for frequent stops. There are lot of places you’ll want to stop and savor the scenery.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now, I understand why you have to go to so many places. Each area offers a little different kind of rock formation or colors. It was worth the drive on 12. We did a huge loop to see as much as we could. We did...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Gina S
Reviewed September 11, 2019

I researched the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument off and on for a year before I made preparations to visit; for example I purchased the proper vehicle before my actual visit in August, 2019. My visit involved driving the unimproved Cottonwood Road from the southern...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bill B
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

The drive thru is absolutely amazing. Sheer cliffs on both sides at times. Get yourself a jeep and drive down hole in the rock road and do as many hikes as possible. Bring your water. If you can get down to peek a boo and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

If you are driving thru Utah' but don't have time to spend several hours or days at the National Parks in Utah. Highway 12 is a way to experience much of the raw beauty of Utah. You cross portions of Bryce N. P., the Grand...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Gillum S
Reviewed July 23, 2019

We have been going to GSE[NM] annually for 3 decades. It is worthy of national park status. Great scenic drives--Highway 12 and the 'Hogsback' section especially, and the Burr Trail (sadly, it's mostly paved now). Backcountry, scenic dirt roads (high clearance, 4WD recommended; stay out...More

Date of experience: July 2019
4  Thank wre2018
Reviewed July 2, 2019

If you want to avoid the crowds in Bryce and Zion National Parks, go to the monuments; At Grand Staircase, there were few people, hikes where you passed only a few, and incredible rock formations; we hiked into a slot canyon, called Zebra, and met...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank donp479
Reviewed June 21, 2019

Our route from Moab to Bryce actually took us through GSENM by accident, and wow, were we glad we had! The views are astonishing and this is some of the most dramatic country I have ever seen. It feels and looks as remote as it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank snowythepyro
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

We drove thru from capitol reef on way to Bryce. Lots of amazing views of the canyons and layers of earth - can see many colors and types of rock formations. We also drove thru Dixie national forest along the way. Beautiful area!! Make sure...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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October 17, 2019|
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Response from wre2018 | Reviewed this property |
Take your dog. We always do when doing things in GSENM.
September 10, 2019|
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Response from mad s | Reviewed this property |
While in Grand Staircase Escalante, I didn't encounter any cliffs during my drive to Grosvenor Arch and Devii's Garden. For the most part the drive was flat and straight. A little bit of curves especially to Grovenor Arch... More
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Response from wre2018 | Reviewed this property |
If you are driving from SLC Airport, I suggest trying to connect to Hwy 89 once your are south of SLC--this is a scenic road in places, and there are small towns along the way for brief stops. Turn off at Long Junction--this... More
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