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105 mi 169 km of trail 11 Recommended Routes

Gems 5 Gems Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 21 Trails Hard Trails 8 Trails
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Gems in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument - 5

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gem Favorite Rocks in all shapes and sizes can be found throughout Devils Garden.

Devil's Garden

(5) Escalante, UT
gem Favorite Escalante Natural Bridge is shrouded in beautiful fall colors in the autumn.

Escalante Natural Bridge

(2) Escalante, UT
gem Favorite Exploring Mamie Creek Natural Bridge.

Mamie Creek Natural Bridge

(1) Escalante, UT
gem Favorite Grosvenor Arch is spectacular when viewed from below.

Grosvenor Arch

(2) Escalante, UT
gem Favorite Lamanite Arch from afar.

Lamanite Arch

(1) Escalante, UT

Recommended Routes in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument - 11

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Favorite Short climb into Peek-A-Boo
Intermediate/Difficult

Peek-A-Boo & Spooky Slot Canyons

2.9 mi 4.6 km 403' Up 122.98 m Up 404' Down 123.07 m Down

Escalante, UT
Favorite Jacob Hamblin Arch is just stunning.
Intermediate/Difficult

Coyote Gulch via Red Well

28.4 mi 45.7 km 1,633' Up 497.59 m Up 1,632' Down 497.44 m Down

Escalante, UT
Favorite Where the creek becomes the trail.
Difficult

Boulder Mail Trail

15.6 mi 25.1 km 2,301' Up 701.32 m Up 3,265' Down 995.13 m Down

Escalante, UT
Favorite Where the creek becomes the trail.
Difficult

Boulder to Highway 12 via Lower Death Hollow

20.0 mi 32.2 km 1,477' Up 450.33 m Up 3,052' Down 930.1 m Down

Escalante, UT
Favorite The Little Dry Valley from a bluff above the Paria River
Intermediate

Sheep Creek - Paria River Loop

17.0 mi 27.4 km 1,565' Up 476.97 m Up 1,575' Down 480.19 m Down

Panguitch, UT
Favorite One of many deep, narrow sections of the Bull Valley Gorge.
Intermediate

Bull Valley Gorge

4.4 mi 7.1 km 334' Up 101.88 m Up 334' Down 101.87 m Down

Panguitch, UT
Favorite Stay right when you approach these rocks, the canyon to the left is a dead end
Intermediate/Difficult

Little Death Hollow to Wolverine Canyon

17.9 mi 28.8 km 2,564' Up 781.39 m Up 2,449' Down 746.6 m Down

Escalante, UT
Favorite Toadstool Hoodoos!
Easy/Intermediate

Toadstools Trail

1.3 mi 2.1 km 81' Up 24.56 m Up 81' Down 24.65 m Down

Kanab, UT
Favorite Many colors
Easy/Intermediate

Willis Creek Out and Back

3.4 mi 5.5 km 202' Up 61.65 m Up 202' Down 61.68 m Down

Panguitch, UT
Favorite Along Upper Boulder Creek, you're bound to see potholes filled with water after wet weather.
Difficult

Upper Boulder Creek

8.4 mi 13.6 km 1,071' Up 326.49 m Up 1,055' Down 321.46 m Down

Escalante, UT
Favorite Steep canyon walls constrain your hiking along the Escalante River.
Intermediate

Escalante River: Escalante Town to Highway 12 Bridge

14.6 mi 23.5 km 1,334' Up 406.64 m Up 1,939' Down 590.9 m Down

Escalante, UT

Trails in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument - 23

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2.9 mi 4.7 km #1Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT 27 
6.5 mi 10.5 km #2Wolverine Creek Trail
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
8.6 mi 13.9 km #3Little Death Hollow Trail
Difficult
Escalante, UT
Difficult
Escalante, UT
5.9 mi 9.4 km #4Hurricane Wash
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT 11 
6.6 mi 10.7 km #5Lower Death Hollow
Difficult
Escalante, UT
Difficult
Escalante, UT
1.0 mi 1.6 km #6Upper Calf Creek Falls
Intermediate/Difficult
Escalante, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Escalante, UT 12 
2.6 mi 4.2 km #7Zebra Slot Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT 10 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #8Willis Creek Narrows Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Panguitch, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Panguitch, UT
4.4 mi 7.1 km #9Wahweep Hoodoos
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
10.6 mi 17.1 km #10The Gulch
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
1.0 mi 1.6 km #11Yellow Rock Trail
Difficult
Kanab, UT
Difficult
Kanab, UT
3.0 mi 4.8 km #12Fence Canyon - Escalante River Confluence
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
3.5 mi 5.7 km #13Cobra Arch
Intermediate
Kanab, UT
Intermediate
Kanab, UT
0.8 mi 1.3 km #14Mamie Creek Natural Bridge Trail
Difficult
Escalante, UT
Difficult
Escalante, UT
2.0 mi 3.2 km #15Phipps Wash Alternate Route
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
5.3 mi 8.6 km #16Phipps Wash Route
Difficult
Escalante, UT
Difficult
Escalante, UT
0.1 mi 0.2 km #17Long Canyon Slot
Easy
Escalante, UT
Easy
Escalante, UT
6.7 mi 10.8 km #18Escalante River: Little Death Hollow to Highway 12
Intermediate/Difficult
Escalante, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Escalante, UT
12.7 mi 20.4 km #19Horse Canyon Road
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
7.0 mi 11.3 km #20Escalante River: Mamie Creek to Boulder Mail Trail
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
3.6 mi 5.9 km #21Wolverine Canyon Route
Difficult
Escalante, UT
Difficult
Escalante, UT
1.3 mi 2.0 km #22Lamanite Arch Connector
Difficult
Escalante, UT
Difficult
Escalante, UT
6.1 mi 9.9 km #23Bull Valley Gorge Route
Difficult
Panguitch, UT
Difficult
Panguitch, UT

Photos of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument - 221

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Where the creek becomes the trail.
Apr 24, 2017 near Escalante, UT
Down the final stretch to Escalante.
Apr 24, 2017 near Escalante, UT
Short climb into Peek-A-Boo
Mar 23, 2015 near Loa, UT
Calf Creek Falls
Sep 6, 2016 near Escalante, UT
Beginning of Hurricane Wash Trail.
Jul 15, 2019 near Escalante, UT
The descent into Death Hollow is steep and surely not for the fainthearted.
Jun 10, 2017 near Escalante, UT
Lower Calf Creek Falls and its impressive colorful alcove.
Jun 11, 2017 near Escalante, UT
Small side canyons line the way.
Jun 11, 2017 near Escalante, UT