Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Things to Do

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Best Rated Things to Do in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument

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    Slither through a slot canyon

    by Segolily Written Sep 14, 2011

    There are many good slot canyons in the monument.

    Those most frequently seen by new visitors are Spooky and Peekaboo down the Hole in the Rock Road, and Willis Canyon off the Glendale Bench or Skutumpah Road or the Cottonwood Narrows on the Cottonwood Wash Road.

    These are wilderness hikes and should be treated with respect. First getting to them requires driving a dirt road. Always check local conditions and weather reports at the visitor's centers before heading down the roads. Then there is always a risk of flash flooding. It is, afterall water rushing through these cracks in the rock which create the canyons in the first place. Next, they are seldom sign posted as well as more well documented hikes. So get good directions, have a gps or compass and map and use them. You don't want to be wondering around in the heat of the summer. And last, be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks and hike in the early morning during the hot summer.

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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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    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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    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.

    Map of the park north side Desiganted places in the wilderness
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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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