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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

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

Lamanite Arch

(1) Escalante, UT

Recommended Routes in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument - 12

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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 slot canyons on the Bull Valley Gorge trail
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 Some light scrambling is occasionally required to get through larger fields of boulders
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 Many colors
Very Difficult

Escalante Slot Loop

16.5 mi 26.6 km 2,422' Up 738.17 m Up 2,415' Down 736.14 m Down

Panguitch, UT
Favorite Kids can do the Boulder to Highway 12 via Lower Death Hollow.
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

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Hiking

  • 255 Miles 411 Kilometers of Trail
  • 12 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Gems Gems
  • 5 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 21 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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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 35 
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
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Upper Calf Creek Falls
Intermediate/Difficult
Escalante, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Escalante, UT 15 
2.6 mi 4.2 km #5Zebra Slot Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT 13 
6.6 mi 10.7 km #6Lower Death Hollow
Difficult
Escalante, UT
Difficult
Escalante, UT
5.9 mi 9.4 km #7Hurricane Wash
Intermediate
Escalante, UT
Intermediate
Escalante, UT 11 
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

Photos of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument - 228

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Where the creek becomes the trail.
Apr 24, 2017 near Escalante, UT
Lower Calf Creek Falls and its impressive colorful alcove.
Jun 11, 2017 near Escalante, UT
Down the final stretch to Escalante.
Apr 24, 2017 near Escalante, UT
Calf Creek Falls
Sep 6, 2016 near Escalante, UT
Short climb into Peek-A-Boo
Mar 23, 2015 near Loa, 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
Small side canyons line the way.
Jun 11, 2017 near Escalante, UT