Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Top Adventures in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

  • 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

  • Explore Devils Garden

    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 ...

  • Hike to Zebra Slot Canyon

    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 ...

    4.8 miles

  • Angel's Palace Trail

    Kodachrome Basin State Park is located about 9 miles south of Cannonville which is on Highway 12 - midway between Bryce Canyon National Park and Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. It is slightly out of the way, but well worth the detour.Angel'...

  • 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 WIllis Creek Slot Canyon

    Willis Creek Slot Canyon begins at the Willis Creek Trailhead, located in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. The trail is very easy to find and follow. It begins winding through junipers for several hundred feet before dropping gradually...

  • Hike Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Canyons

    This hike is located in the Grand-Staircase-Escalante Monument and the nearest town is Escalante, Utah. From Escalante, you take Hole-in-the-Rock Road 26 miles to the Dry Fork road turn-off. The Hole-in-the-Rock road It is a dirt road, and while I...

    3.5 miles

  • 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 the Toadstools Hoodoos

    Located just off of the side of the US-89 highway between Springdale and Page (about 40 miles east of Kanab) you'll probably drive right past this park and have to pull a u-turn (I did!), but it's worth the stop! Keep your eyes out on the North si...

    1.8 miles 141 ft gain

  • Hike to the Golden Cathedral

    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...

    9.2 miles

  • Desert Camp at White House Campground

    White House Trailhead & Campground sits just north of the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. There are only 5 walk-in sites ($5 per night), very clean bathrooms, and grilled firepit/picnic tables in each site. The camping area is surrounded ...

  • 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

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Cannonville, Utah

      Cannonville / Bryce Valley KOA

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      Pine Lake Campground

      Overview Pine Lake Campground is located next to its scenic namesake lake high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 8,100 feet. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing and exploring local hiking and...

    • Bryce, Utah

      Sunset Campground

      Overview Sunset Campground is located in beautiful and unique Bryce Canyon National Park. Known for its colorful rock spires and grand vistas that sweep out over the High Plateaus region of the Col...

    • Bryce, Utah

      North Campground

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    • Page, Arizona

      Wahweap Marina Houseboats

      Your Home, Away From It All.All houseboats have comfy beds, a great living space, a fully appointed kitchen and a great sound system. The available luxury models sleep more and include better ameni...

      From $530/night

    • Page, Arizona

      Lake Powell Resort

      Here hotel guests can kick back by the side of the pool and enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the West. Take a boat tour, dinner cruise, or rent a powerboat for an afternoon of explorin...

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