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    Top Spots in and near Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    • Kane County, Utah

      Grosvenor Arch Trail

      0.25 mi / 46 ft gain
      Grosvenor Arch trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kanab, Utah.
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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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    • Escalante, Utah

      Covered Wagon Natural Bridge Trail

      4.0
      0.59 mi / 66 ft gain
      Covered Wagon Natural Bridge Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Escalante, Utah.
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    • Escalante, Utah

      Explore Devils Garden

      4.4
      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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    • Escalante, Utah

      Devils Garden

      4.0
      1.01 mi / 131 ft gain
      Devils Garden is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Escalante, Utah.
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    • Escalante, Utah

      Zebra and Tunnel Slot Canyons Loop

      4.8
      6.63 mi / 535 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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    • Escalante, Utah

      Zebra Slot Canyon

      5.0
      5.18 mi / 315 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-T...
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    • Henrieville, Utah

      Cottonwood Canyon Road

      38.66 mi / 2192 ft gain
      Cottonwood Canyon Road is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Cannonville, Utah.
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    • Henrieville, Utah

      Angel's Palace Trail

      5.0
      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's Palace Trail is an excellent option if you have ...
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    • Kanab, Utah

      Explore Pahreah Ghost Town

      5.0
      Pahreah was a townsite established along the Escalante River in 1870's. The town grew to include a general store, church, and enough homes to house 47 families at its peak. Due to the close proximity to the Escalante River, the town was flooded every year from 1883 to 1888, washing away crops and...
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    • Escalante, Utah

      Escalante River Trail: Escalante to UT-12

      12.97 mi / 3373 ft gain
      Escalante River Trail: Escalante to UT-12 is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Eggnog, Utah.
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    • 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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    • Kanab, Utah

      Hike WIllis Creek Slot Canyon

      4.7
      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 into a wash, at which point it meets up with Will...
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    • Kanab, Utah

      Bull Valley Gorge Trail

      0.89 mi / 49 ft gain
      Bull Valley Gorge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Cannonville, Utah.
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    • Kane County, Utah

      Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Canyons

      4.7
      5.44 mi / 584 ft gain
      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 did see some sedans and minivans, I suggest a veh...
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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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    Camping and Lodging in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    Pine Lake Campground
    Antimony, Utah

    Pine Lake Campground

    Bryce Canyon Lodge (Bryce Canyon NP)
    The Lodge at Bryce Canyon, Utah

    Bryce Canyon Lodge (Bryce Canyon NP)

    From $330 / night

    North Campground
    Bryce, Utah

    North Campground

    Sunset Campground
    Bryce, Utah

    Sunset Campground

    Lake Powell Resort
    Page, Arizona

    Lake Powell Resort

    From $93 / night

    Wahweap Marina Houseboats
    Page, Arizona

    Wahweap Marina Houseboats

    From $530 / night

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    Squeezing through the Slot Canyons of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    Squeezing through the Slot Canyons of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    Sonja Saxe

    A Sea of Orange in Bryce Canyon

    A Sea of Orange in Bryce Canyon

    Jordan Tarver

    Exploration Inspiration: 7 Photos of Beautiful Bryce Canyon

    Exploration Inspiration: 7 Photos of Beautiful Bryce Canyon

    Josiah Roe

    Bryce Canyon in a Day

    Bryce Canyon in a Day

    Joanne Howard

    Family Fun Adventure at Lake Powell

    Family Fun Adventure at Lake Powell

    Jace Carmichael

    What I Learned Photographing Antelope Canyon

    What I Learned Photographing Antelope Canyon

    Patrick Zurfluh