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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

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Address: 735 W Main, UT 84726
Phone Number: 435-826-5499
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This massive national monument holds endless sights within thousands of...

This massive national monument holds endless sights within thousands of acres.

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Thank you Bill Clinton for these 1.9 million acres of desolation! Grand Staircase is not a national park with good roads and services; that's why there are very few people who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Bill Clinton for these 1.9 million acres of desolation! Grand Staircase is not a national park with good roads and services; that's why there are very few people who visit although spill-over from Bryce is increasing. The only paved roads, Hwy 89 to the south and Hwy 12 to the north, define the area, but everything else is... More 

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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Capitol reef to Bryce. There is one section of the road that narrows. You go on a section of road that almost feels like a bridge. It's very narrow and people are going fast and the road is on the top of the canyon and there are steep cliffs on both sides. The road made our hearts... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Driving along Scenic Highway 12 between Cannonville and Escalante, Utah, you will see some of the most interesting ancient rock cliffs and mountainous areas you will find anywhere. There are several hiking trails as well if you want to go deeper into it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We were driving on scenic byway Utah 12 when we came across Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. We saw the sign and were elated because we didn't think we would drive through it. This place is wide, vast and quiet. Some parts appear to be out of this world. The geology changes in spots. You see different cliffs, canyons and... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Escalante National Park has a very grand beauty. Each turn you take amazes you. There are plenty of hikes and beautiful vistas. Not a place to be missed

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Worland, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We drove HWY 12 from Cannonville to Escalante, a dirt road for a good 43 miles, but the views were well worth the slow going trip. Take lots of water, drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with plenty of clearance, and enjoy the ride. Visitor Center in Escalante is small, but was interesting.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We stayed at Ruby's in by Bryce canyon we drove highway 12 towards Capitol Reef National Park to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.be sure to have someone with a camera because there are lots of rock formations and colors.Highway 12 was the number 5 most scenic highway in America. We stopped at Calf Creek recreation area to do some... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We just finished a motorcycle tour through this amazing treasure. In the preceding days we had done Bryce and Zion and they are indeed beautiful they are crowded however. Motorcycle tour through grand staircase is a journey of a lifetime. I could show you a lot of photos but they wouldn't do justice to the views we enjoyed. Don't miss... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

To really get a grasp of this national monument, a 4 wheel drive vehicle is recommendedt! Be sure to carry plenty of water, food and hiking boots.We chose three hikes... the stunning 5 mile round trip Broken Bow Arch trail l[very few hikers], the 4.8 mile round trip Willis Creek trail through a slot canyon and the 6 mile round... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This park was amazing, the Hole-in-the-rock road is awesome. Beware that all trail descriptions seem a bit optimistic. The 100ft scramble in Jacob Hamblin Arch is more like a 300 rock climbing endeavor - worthwhile though! The access to the slot canyons (peekaboo and Spooky) is made more challenging after a rain unless you are willing to walk knee deep... More 

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