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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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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument - Amazing, Grand!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
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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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

After the crowds and pavement of Zion and Bryce, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument was especially stunning for my group. I had been there before, but my friends had not. Taking a day off from hiking to drive highway 12 through Escalante and Boulder was so worth it. Mile after mile of stunning and changing scenery. Zion and Bryce are... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Truly amazing place. I rate this #1 of the southern Utah parks: Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Arches National Park, Bryce and Zion. It is definitely rougher around the edges than the other parks but that can add to its appeal. I would only rate the Visitor Center in Escalante a 2.5 out of 5 as some of their information... More 

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Hired a guide to take us on a survival trip to the Escalante dessert, oh the beauty, the amazing sunsets and sunrises. This guide showed us or taught us how to love solitude and how to find enjoyment in one's search for that inner power He is knowledgeable but did not intrude in our space, it's almost as if you... More 

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