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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

735 W Main, UT 84726
+1 435-826-5499
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This massive national monument holds endless sights within thousands of acres.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“rock road” (21 reviews)
“million acres” (12 reviews)
“visitor center” (26 reviews)
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735 W Main, UT 84726
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"rock road"
in 21 reviews
"million acres"
in 12 reviews
"visitor center"
in 26 reviews
"slot canyon"
in 19 reviews
"burr trail"
in 8 reviews
"scenic highway"
in 8 reviews
"grosvenor arch"
in 12 reviews
"road conditions"
in 8 reviews
"vast area"
in 4 reviews
"northern section"
in 4 reviews
"warm days"
in 3 reviews
"flash flooding"
in 4 reviews
"local guide"
in 3 reviews
"mile round trip"
in 4 reviews
"four wheel drive"
in 6 reviews
"high clearance vehicle"
in 5 reviews
"calf creek"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Scenic beauty doesn't do it justice. We drove up highway 89 from Arizona. This had beautiful scenery. Then we got to the Grand Staircase. The colors were stunning! We didn't have much time to spend here, but what we did see will stay with us....More

1  Thank 2fortheroad2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a drive that defines "scenic" and "stunning views", not to mention will make you shrink in your seat during the infamous Mile of No Guard Rails, this is the place for you. Absolutely a must-see on the Scenic Highway 12 drive from...More

Thank Zach S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great park for exploring. We did a decent amount of driving, and hiking. The slot canyons of Peek-a-boo and Spooky were super fun. Defiant worth the trip if you are willing to hike down and make the trek back up hill when...More

Thank Gretchen G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Drive through this area. If going from Bryce to Torrey (Capitol Reef) definitely take HWY 12 for the scenic route!! Loved seeing the Aspen Trees also!!

Thank Heather K
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

We drove Scenic Highway 12 from Brice to Coral reef parks which goes thru the Grand Staircase National Monument. The views from the highway turnouts are spectacular and mind boggling. We stopped in Escalante at the visitor center which is interesting. The Anasazi Indian Village...More

1  Thank 707clayg
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

We entered the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument from US 89 at mile post 37. It was AMAZING!! The landscape is just awe inspiring. We played out in this area for about four hours and except for seeing a man on a horse we had...More

2  Thank Rebecca E
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in the visitor center on our way from Bryce to Capitol reef NP and we are so glad we did. The visitor center is awesome. The displays are up to date and very interesting. The ranger on duty helped my daughter with her...More

Thank shirleen064
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited in March while driving along Hwy 12. Some of the access off the road was restricted due to weather, and the need for a four wheel drive to get back to some of the remote locations. We did stop at most scenic turnouts...More

4  Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Lower Calf Creek Falls — A very nice hike, three miles each way, 3 hours round trip, easy to moderate, through a beautiful canyon, culminating in a memorable tall waterfall that’s spring-fed and always running. Take a trail brochure so that you can pause along...More

5  Thank John G
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Truthfully? Adjectives become meaningless after the 1st day in this extraordinarily beautiful national monument, Trails are for varied capabilities. Perfect time is March - off season for some of the restaurants - but not a problem for us. Mornings are very cool in March but...More

Thank ivoryspirit
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Soccerzzr21
January 10, 2018|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
Toadstool Trailhead is directly on Highway 89, halfway between Page AZ and Kanab UT. The trail is about 1/2 mile, and easy for a family. It leads to Hoodoo rock formations.
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Karen K
May 14, 2017|
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Response from Travelin_T |
Hello! The actual top step of the Grand Staircase is at Bryce and the monument is 1.9 million acres, so it surrounds Bryce. I think you might be asking where the closest access with a Visitor Center is? That would be 20... More
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