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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

735 W Main, UT 84726
+1 435-826-5499
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This massive national monument holds endless sights within thousands of acres.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rock road” (22 reviews)
“visitor center” (29 reviews)
“million acres” (12 reviews)
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735 W Main, UT 84726
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+1 435-826-5499
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"rock road"
in 22 reviews
"visitor center"
in 29 reviews
"million acres"
in 12 reviews
"scenic highway"
in 10 reviews
"burr trail"
in 8 reviews
"grosvenor arch"
in 12 reviews
"slot canyon"
in 19 reviews
"road conditions"
in 8 reviews
"vast area"
in 4 reviews
"northern section"
in 4 reviews
"warm days"
in 3 reviews
"flash flooding"
in 4 reviews
"peek a boo"
in 7 reviews
"high clearance vehicle"
in 6 reviews
"local guide"
in 3 reviews
"mile round trip"
in 4 reviews
"four wheel drive"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a "Mighty Five" tour through southern Utah to visit the national parks and monuments that we haven't experienced so far. The size and beauty of Grand Staircase - Escalante is breathtaking. If you have limited time, at least travel Highway 12 through the...More

3  Thank Marian R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the only National Park we hadn’t been to in Utah so we came for a few days. While it was beautiful, it was my least favorite. It didn’t really have anything special to offer. I must also admit that we thought a monument...More

1  Thank lovelylucine
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's even better close up if you like to take long walks. Definitely worth the trip if you are in good shape for nice hikes. Lots of a strenuous hikes but the journey definitely pays off.

Thank Todd M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I realize that my review puts me in a minority here, and to be clear, the area is very scenic. The reason I wasn't in love with this Escalante is that there are so many great things to see in the area that totally blow...More

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Where to look first. This place is beautiful. What a drive. The visitors center is impressive and rangers were very informative.

Thank PJBSCH
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Do not miss this view, like blobs of dried sand piles, for as far as the eye can see! Take it slow going over Hog Back Ridge, also named “white knuckle road” by our granddaughter. We were traveling with a 32’ fifth wheel. Take time...More

1  Thank diane h
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Scenic beauty doesn't do it justice. We drove up highway 89 from Arizona. This had beautiful scenery. Then we got to the Grand Staircase. The colors were stunning! We didn't have much time to spend here, but what we did see will stay with us....More

10  Thank 2fortheroad2016
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

If you want a drive that defines "scenic" and "stunning views", not to mention will make you shrink in your seat during the infamous Mile of No Guard Rails, this is the place for you. Absolutely a must-see on the Scenic Highway 12 drive from...More

4  Thank Zach S
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

This was a great park for exploring. We did a decent amount of driving, and hiking. The slot canyons of Peek-a-boo and Spooky were super fun. Defiant worth the trip if you are willing to hike down and make the trek back up hill when...More

5  Thank Gretchen G
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Drive through this area. If going from Bryce to Torrey (Capitol Reef) definitely take HWY 12 for the scenic route!! Loved seeing the Aspen Trees also!!

Thank Heather K
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mfpeggyj
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.
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Soccerzzr21
January 10, 2018|
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Response from John G | 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.
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Karen K
May 14, 2017|
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Response from Travelin_T |
Hello! The actual top step of the Grand Staircase is at Bryce and the monument is 1.9 million acres, so it surrounds Bryce. I think you might be asking where the closest access with a Visitor Center is? That would be 20... More
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