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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

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This massive national monument holds endless sights within thousands of acres.
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735 W Main, UT 84726
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the stop between Page and Kanab, on the north side of the road and this particular trail is shortish, less than an hour in and out. The landscape is really unusual, with the "toadstools" being the thing to see. Very strange and wonderful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank YR R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To gaze out upon this area is to look back through time, but different than such monuments as the Grand Canyon, the Grand Staircase Escalante Canyon is easily accessible by automobile and camper, okay pretty easy. There are some roads that I would leave to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Greg S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again, our government got it right in preserving this national monument. Amazing rock formations and a wonder place to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

We took the auto tour of Grand Staircase Escalante as well as pulling off to check our various sights. A great trip. We also visited Capitol Reef along the way. Fabulous sights, great vistas, photography opportunities aplenty. It is a relatively short drive, less than...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Liz W
Reviewed October 21, 2018

The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is one of the most remote and infrequently visited parcels of land in the country, the last to be mapped in the contiguous United States. But the monument, which covers 1,003,863 acres and was established as a National Monument...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

This road is not recommended if you are towing or your vehicle is large and long. A regular car can do it with good brakes. Also, if anyone has a fear of heights in your car or gets carsick, this probably isn’t your cup of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank MarshaS74
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We have heard of this NM so we definitely decided to drive through this gorgeous landscape. At the summit you are 9600 feet from sea level. Be aware that along the drive are open ranges with cattle roaming day and night. We had a few...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Dianne W
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I know I studied the Grand Staircase in a geology class in college. I now have a much better understanding of the staircase and I am impressed. It is really neat to see in person.....pictures do not do it justice, nor do they convey the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed September 26, 2018

If you look at a map, you will notice that this monument is huge, encompassing about one third of lower Utah, and abutting up against Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to the east, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona to the south, Bryce Canyon to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
9  Thank F4981JCmichaels
Reviewed September 23, 2018

I hiked to the Toad Stools. It was an easy hike but be sure to bring plenty of water, wear a hat and know you will have zero cell service. I arrived just as the sun was peaking over the horizon so it was very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Cynthia B
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September 12, 2018|
Response from Marlin M | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend one of the hotels near the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park entrance. We noticed a number of nice hotels there. Really isn’t much else around that is in close proximity to Grand Staircase Secalante.
April 12, 2018|
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Response from diane h | Reviewed this property |
Yes, agree with Canyons of Esclante RV Park. There were also cabins for members in our group who didn’t have camping equipment. Park employees were helpful. Close to restaurant, outfitter, and grocery store.
January 10, 2018|
Response from 514JG | Reviewed this property |
Toadstool Trailhead is directly on Highway 89, halfway between Page AZ and Kanab UT. The trail is about 1/2 mile, and easy for a family. It leads to Hoodoo rock formations.