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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

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Scenic Tour of Bryce Canyon

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Each of our guides are locals born and raised, and will show you the Bryce Canyon country as only a local can. With each of our tours, you will learn about the history, geology, flora, and fauna of the national park, as well as surrounding areas.
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GAnderegg wrote a review Sep 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada136 contributions67 helpful votes
Gives you a great sense of the geologic and native history of this region by just driving Highway 12 out of Bryce. My husband and I are seniors but the off road sites, hikes and trails seem to offer adventure we all crave.
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Date of experience: September 2020
187fam wrote a review Sep 2020
30 contributions3 helpful votes
Tough to get to since it’s 26 miles of dirt road 4 x 4 driving to get to trailhead! Get a bunch of water and be prepared for some seriously technical climbs and jumps down! This is an obstacle course on steroids and going thru some of the slots are so thin I had to move sideways taking off my backpack! This is one of the toughest trails ever but worth it!
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Date of experience: September 2020
Susannah W wrote a review Jul 2020
Cleveland, Mississippi309 contributions75 helpful votes
We did not hike in this area, but the drive through on SR 12 is absolutely breathtaking! Steep and curvy, but whoa! The views are incredible and like nothing you have ever seen. It was amazing to see the change in landscapes and colors as well. This drive is between Bryce Canyon NP and Capitol Reed NP, and scenic is an understatement. A must see!
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Date of experience: July 2020
The Places Where We Go Podcast wrote a review Jul 2020
Simi Valley, California773 contributions104 helpful votes
During our last day staying in Cannonville, we ventured out to explore the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. We thought we would start with the Visitor Center located in Cannonville. However, during these Covid times, the Visitor Center is closed (or at least was during our visit in June). There are at least two other visitor centers for the monument, but not being near them, we were not sure if they were open. So off to drive through a sliver of the monument – which is immense; it’s well over one million acres (e.g., the size of Delaware). Most of our exploration was admiring the landscape via our car. Once on the road, we seemed to have a large part of it to ourselves as there were barely any other vehicles travelling on Scenic Highway 12 There are turn offs every few miles that offer views, photography opportunity and good opportunities to take in the landscape. At one such turnoff, there were viewing scopes that were fixed in position to allow viewing into the hill across the highway and see an ancient granary. We drove as far as the town of Escalante on our main day exploring the area. One could spend many days exploring the monument. There are plenty of hiking opportunities. While we did our fair share of hiking in the general area, we got our primary visual dose of the monument via a half day drive through just a portion of this historic landscape. We will leave some of its beauty and treasures to explore for a future visit to Utah.
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Date of experience: June 2020
acartwr501 wrote a review Jun 2020
Reston, Virginia18 contributions4 helpful votes
The Grand Staircase Escalante is a site that you shouldn't miss. The grandeur, beauty and scale of this National Monument is an incredible gem to see and enjoy.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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