Pahreah Townsite (Ghost town)
Distances to places around the...
Watch Local Artists at Work
This place I stopped late at night was more than interesting. Keven Peterson owns Tribal Sounds, and makes Indian looking drums, but especially hydro wheels. The wheels work on the theory of gravity and Keven spends pain staking time calculating that gravity before building...
Kodachrome Basin State Park
The last time I was here (over 20 years ago), there were no facilities, just a campground that was parking spaces among the brush. Today, it's Kodachrome Basin State Park with hours and fees listed.We found it to be an exciting place. We're down among the spires. Where we...
Hole in the Rock Road
Hole in the Rock Road was created by a Mormon Expedition heading to the east side of Glen Canyon. It gets it's name from the 'hole' they had to cut into the canyon leading down to the Colorado River. Today, you can drive to the cut and look down upon Lake Powell in Glen...
Hike the Escalante River
You can hike the entire Escalante River from town to the Colorado River (Lake Powell). Jim did. He planned for 2 years, watched the weather for over 3 months and set out. You see, it takes almost a week to do the entire length and any rain in the mountains can send a 'flash...
Just a drive in the Mountains. Not quite! The forest roads lead north from Escalante into Dixie National Forest. You'll want to take your time as you go and get out occasionally to get a closer look at the canyons or the forest. As you go, you'll come around turns in the...
Calf Creek Falls (BLM)
The only way to see Calf Creek Falls and Canyon is to take a walk. If you liked Zion National Park , you'll thrill to this. What I liked best was that Calf Creek Canyon is a wonder that is scaled to human size. It's wall rise dramatically upwards, leaving a sliver of...
Drive Hwy 12 over the...
Drive Hwy 12 over the unbelievably narrow Hogsback, stop by an Anasazi Village, and then drive across the scenic heights of Boulder MountainYou might not want to drive the Hogsback if you are scared of heights. We drove south across the Hogsback (heading downhill to...
Circle D Motel
2 Reviews and 432 Opinions It was a reasonable stay for one night. The price was $62 plus tax. That seemed like a bit higher...
Canyons B&B: Small B&B = Great Experience
Well, it's our fourth year staying here and it was great as usual. Escalante is a small town and this is the premier B&B in town. The backyard has a huge 100 year old Apricot tree and a patio has been add beneath it. What a pleasure to sit outside, have a drink and a...
Calf Creek Campground: Camping is the best option in these parts
BLM Campground along the Escalante River at Calf Creek. It's a wonderful place with the fragrant Sage head high. The sound of rushing water always in the background and the light breeze rustling through the leaves. From here, you can walk to Calf Creek Falls, take a hike up...
Prospector Inn & Restaurant: ONe of the Few In Town
The food was good and most looked and tasted like "home made". I had the burger and with that came an all you can eat salad bar; all for $7. Steaks are $20-25, and looked big and done right. Breakfasts can get a bit crowded, even though I was here in the fall. Most other...
Cowboy Blue: About the only game in town!
OK, your in Escalante and you need to eat. Not alot of choices! We always ask locally and we had two recommendations for Cowboy Blue. We ate dinner here twice and it was more than adequate.The place is clean, service was good, food was more than ample.
I had hamburger and...
For a map of the Grand...
For a map of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and surrounding areas: MAP You can also call (435) 644-4300 or stop by at 180W. 300N. in Kanab, Utah. This is a headquarters of the monument. Their link is HERE
Be aware that since this is a new National Monument, there are private lands scattered throughout it. Leave things as you find them, for example cow gates should be left open/closed as they were when you came through.
Written Oct 4, 2002
Hiking slot canyons
Escalante's fabulous slot canyons are a wonder to behold. Keep in mind that these marvels of nature were formed by flash flooding events. Check in with the interagency office located on Hwy 12 prior to your hike to get up to date information on hazards and weather conditions. It is not advisable to hike the slots during our monsoon season. Best hiking weather is during the spring and late summer to fall.
Written Feb 1, 2007
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For directions to this "locals" Anasazi location, ask Sharol Bernardo at Desert Wolf Gallery for explicit directions. You won't likely find it without some local help. Its best viewed in the morning hours. Watch for rattlesnakes among the rocks!
The trip over Boulder Mountain always felt like the 'Trip to Witch Mountain' you head up the road. It's paved, then it's gravel. You wonder around the mountain for days (actually the trip took 2 hours) with blue sky peeking through the trees occasionally. The gloom seemed...
Burr Trail Road
At one time, it literally was a beaten path. I've heard that most of it is now paved. The stories of the trip are legend and Someday, I hope to make it myself.
Escalante is looking like a...
Escalante is looking like a modern version of a pioneer town. It has a agricultural, starting atmosphere and visitors are welcomed warmly. The society has created a nice and happy village in a very natural and green setting. A little barrage-damm, with behind it a artificial...
Hike to Lower Calf Creek...
Hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls. To get there drive to the BLM campground which is about 15 miles east of the town of Escalante on Hwy 12. The 5.5 mile return hike is fairly easy and you get to cool off in a small pool below the falls. Photo: On the Calf Creek trail...
worldtrekker's General Tip
After taking the 2.75 mile hike in the heat, seeing this beautiful, 126 foot high waterfall and taking a dip (a very quick one as it was COLD!) Great spot! Photo: Lower Calf Creek Falls, July '99.
Drive Highway 12 and/or 89...
Drive Highway 12 and/or 89 through the monument. The scenery is breathtaking in all directions. Photo: A view from just off Hwy 12 into the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument. This spot is on a very scenic 32 mile drive between Boulder and Torrey where the road...
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