Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Things to Do

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    Go Four-Wheeling

    by mikelisaanna Updated Nov 20, 2005

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    There are a number of dirt and gravel roads that criss-cross the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. On many of them, you do not need to be an expert off-road driver. We did perfectly well with a rented SUV. Since there are few paved roads within the boundaries of the Monument, this is the best way to see the magnificant desert scenery if you are not a hiker. The thing that we loved about it was that we passed only a handful of cars in the two days that we explored the area. Maps are available on the website listed below and at the BLM offices in the towns bordering the area: Kanab, Cannonville, Escalante and Big Water.

    Warning: Fill up with gasoline before you enter and bring food, water and extra clothes. Do not enter the area if it is raining or supposed to rain - the dirt roads turn to mud and you may get stuck. If you break down or get stuck, it may take a while to get rescued. Rent a satellite phone if you can. That way you can call for help if necessary, because there is no cell phone service in the area.

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    great trail

    by orke Written Nov 15, 2004

    u cant reach most of the trails in this park and u have to take a guided tour or something like that but there r some trails u can access - we walked a 5.5 mile trail - calf creek - u walk from a campsite and at the end ull get to a really nice waterfall and a pool and its soo peacfull and wonderfull there

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    In the middle of the Parks

    by BruceDunning Written Nov 5, 2009

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    This Staircase is the purple on the map. With its 2656 square miles, it is a central focal point to try and go through, or otherwise go around.

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    Enjoy the view!

    by agapotravel Written Jun 24, 2008

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    We honestly didn't have time to do much in Grand Staircase except to stop the car, get out, and take a few pictures. It's definitely worth a stop.

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Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Things to Do

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The sprawling Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument is the desert southwest at its finest.  From the Pink Cliffs to the Escalante river slots, from the Hoodoos at Devil's Garden to...

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