The Best Photography in Escalante

Looking for the best photography in Escalante? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Escalante. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near Escalante

  • Escalante, Utah

    Backpack the Escalante River

    14 mi / 400 ft gain
    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, rivers, hoodoos, arches, natural bridges and more...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls

    4.7
    6 mi
    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 parking can be difficult to find during the spring and ...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Night Photography at Calf Creek Falls

    5.0
    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 or 8 PM to give yourself time to enjoy the falls,...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Hike to Upper Calf Creek Falls

    5.0
    2.2 mi
    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 sign with registration for the Upper Calf Creek Fa...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Backpack Death Hollow in Grand Staircase-Escalante

    22 mi / 1600 ft gain
    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 the Escalante River for the thru hike, or get luck...
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Hike to Zebra Slot Canyon

    5.0
    5.2 mi / 375 ft gain
    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 parking lot along Hole-In-The-Rock road. Hole-In-Th...
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Hike the Zebra and Tunnel Slot Canyons Loop

    5.0
    6.6 mi / 442 ft gain
    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 see the trail you can just easily follow it for 1....
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Drive the Burr Trail Scenic Backway

    5.0
    66 mi / 1000 ft gain
    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 including Grand Staircase-Escalante, Capitol Reef...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Camp at Deer Creek Campground

    5.0
    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 campground. There are no spots for RVs and no turn aro...
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Hike to the Cosmic Ashtray

    4.0
    8 mi / 800 ft gain
    ...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 and Southern Utah, I had the opportunity to visit a ...
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Hike to Broken Bow Arch

    4.7
    5 mi
    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 out of Escalante, Utah until you get to Hole in the ...
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Explore Devils Garden

    4.5
    This is a great area that the whole family can enjoy. It is located about 15 miles down the hole-in-the-rock road south of Escalante, Utah. There is a sign marking the turn-off. In the parking lot there is a restroom and a picnic area.You're free to walk among the hoodoos and even on them in some...
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  • Garfield County, Utah

    Hike to the Golden Cathedral

    4.0
    9.2 mi
    From highway 12, drive south down the hole in the rock road for about 17 miles to a dirt road on the left that is well marked for Egypt. Follow that dirt road 9.9 miles to the Egypt Trailhead. There is a BLM trail register at the trail head. After that, take one of the numerous ways down to the E...
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  • Garfield County, Utah

    Canyoneering in Neon Canyon

    13 mi / 1000 ft gain
    This is an 8-12 hour technical adventure that is usually done as an overnight backpack. Consider hiring a local guide service such as Excursions of Escalante or Escalante Outfitters! We did this as a self-guided excursion. A group is recommended because you may experience keeper potholes dependin...
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  • Kane County, Utah

    Hike to Grosvenor Arch

    5.0
    1.16 mi / 285 ft gain
    Grosvenor Arch is a sandstone double arch located in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  The arch is named after Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, a president of the National Geographic Society.  To reach the arch, park in the trailhead parking lot off Last Chance Creek Road.  The arches are vis...
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  • 38.089236,-111.343124, Utah

    Camp at Oak Creek Campground

    This campground is extremely easy to get to and is in a good location. It is located in the Dixie National Forest along Utah highway 12. The campground has a total of 9 spots most are good for small RV but nothing longer than 20ft. The campground has no electricity or water hookups but a water sp...
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