Top Adventures in Escalante

  • Backpack the Escalante River

    The Escalante River trail is an easily accessible, moderately strenuous hike within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The national monument encompasses over 2 million acres of wilderness, choc-full of large canyons, narrow slot canyons,...

    14 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike to Escalante Natural Bridge

    This is a 3.2 mile hike in the Escalante River Canyon near Escalante, Utah. This hike features a number of brief river crossings, so be prepared to get wet! The hike traverses a number of small boulder fields and dense riverside vegetation before ...

    3.2 miles

  • Hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls

    The trailhead for lower calf creek falls begins at the Calf Creek Campground. There is a small fee to park in the campground and a larger fee if you plan on camping in the campground. There is potable water and outhouses at the trailhead but parki...

    6 miles

  • Night Photography at Calf Creek Falls

    This is a popular destination for campers and tourist hikers alike, so get there early to snag a campsite if you plan on staying the night. Once you have a site, explore the area during the day while the falls are packed and hit the trail around 7...

  • Hike to Upper Calf Creek Falls

    Finding the trailhead for the Upper Calf Creek Falls can be a little difficult. Head east out of Escalante and follow highway 12 for about 20.6 miles. There will be a dirt turnout on the left hand side that leads to a dirt parking lot and a trail ...

    2.2 miles

  • Backpack Death Hollow in Grand Staircase-Escalante

    The most popular route into Death Hollow is from the Boulder airstrip near the town of Boulder, Utah.  The trailhead for the Boulder Mail Trail begins, or ends here depending on which way you are hiking.  Leave a car at the Highway 12 bridge over ...

    22 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Hike to Zebra Slot Canyon

    Zebra slot canyon is located in the heart of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. The trail takes you through sandy washes to one of the areas most popular slot canyons to photograph and explore. The hike starts from the p...

    5.2 miles 375 ft gain

  • Hike the Zebra and Tunnel Slot Canyons Loop

    This place is just outside of Escalante, Utah, about 6 miles drive down the Hole in the Rock Road / BLM 200. You will see a small parking lot on the right side, the trailhead is not marked, but it's right cross the road from parking lot, once you ...

    6.6 miles 442 ft gain

  • Drive the Burr Trail Scenic Backway

    The Burr Trail is a 66 miles mostly-paved road connecting Boulder, Utah / Highway 12 with the Notom-Bullfrog road that passes through some of the most scenic (and largely untouched) painted-rock backcountry in three of our national parks/monuments...

    66 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Camp at Deer Creek Campground

    Deer Creek campground is off of the Burr Scenic drive and right outside of the lower part of Capitol Reef National Park. This campground is perfect if you are driving from Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef. There are a total of 7 tent sites in the camp...

  • Hike to the Cosmic Ashtray

    ...As a frequent traveler, what's always motivated my travels were locations that have either been on my bucket list, or are places that are photogenic and a little off the beaten path. During my recent 3 week road trip through Northern Arizona an...

    8 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to Broken Bow Arch

    The trailhead starts at the Willow Gulch Trailhead, located just off of Hole in the Rock Road in the Grand Staircase -Escalante National Monument. The coordinates for the trailhead are 37.324812,-111.023019. To get there head east on highway 12 ou...

    5 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Boulder, Utah

      The Main Lodge At Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch

      The Lodge sits in a prime location to just sit back, relax and soak up the peaceful serenity and quiet starry nights, as well as fill you with excitement for sun-filled adventures itching for the t...

      From $125/night

    • Boulder, Utah

      Navajo Cabin

      A gorgeous, new, fully equipped cabin centered on a private and serene 168-acre ranch. You will find all the amenities and hospitality you require. We have an onsite garden and restaurant, Sweetwa...

      From $260/night

    • Boulder, Utah

      Cedar Cabin

      A gorgeous, new, fully equipped cabin centered on a private and serene 168-acre ranch. You will find all the amenities and hospitality you require. We have an onsite garden and restaurant, Sweetwa...

      From $225/night

    • Boulder, Utah

      Cowboy Tent

      Located near the main lodge and cabins is our Cowboy Tent. The tent includes a queen bed and a set of bunk beds, a sitting area, a water dispenser, and mini-fridge. Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch is ...

      From $75/night

    • Boulder, Utah

      Ute Cabin

      Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch is situated at the mouth of a stunning valley that gazes out upon Sweetwater Creek and Salt Gulch surrounded by Boulder Mountain in the Dixie National Forest. It embodi...

      From $215/night

    • Boulder, Utah

      Mountain Tipi

      We offer the unique option of luxury camping in our Native American Tipi. Inside is a queen bed with two chairs. Outside is a deck with furniture for relaxing and enjoying the scenery. Boulder Moun...

      From $95/night

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