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Monument Valley Air and Ground Tour
"Leaving Page your flight will encompass the Glen Canyon Dam Wahweap Marina and the beautiful contrasts of the striking blue/green waters of Lake Powell and the surrounding desert landscapes. Just before reaching Navajo Mountain depart the lake to fly over the immense span of Rainbow Bridge the world's largest natural stone bridge.After a short trip over the rugged canyon lands of the Utah/Arizona border you will reach the familiar spires buttes and mesas of Monument Valley. Here you board a four-wheel drive vehicle for a two-hour voyage through the most dramatic rock formations of the Colorado Plateau. The rich history and impressive monuments will captivate you. You may even recognize s payable at the time of tour check-in. The fuel surcharge is required by our local supplier and is not within our control.A private tour surcharge may apply please see Additional Info for full details.Hotel pickup is available for this tour for an additional fee. Fees are determined based on the location of your hotel (USD35 to USD50). This service can be scheduled with the supplier directly
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Arizona Desert Helicopter Tour Including Tower Butte Landing
"Land atop the magnificent butte and disembark to enjoy stunning views in every direction. Learn about Navajo history and culture from your pilot and take photos of the surrounding landscape during your 20-minute stop. From your vantage point high above t see Antelope Canyon Lake Powell Glen Canyon Recreation Area and the intricately layered rock formations of the Grand Staircase. Your short but scenic small-group tour ends with your return helicopter ride to Page Arizona.""""Delight in remarkable views of Antelope Canyon
From $249.00
 
"Airplane Tour of Rainbow Bridge
"Airplane Tour of Rainbow Bridge Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam""Board your comfortable fixed-wing airplane at Page Municipal Airport in Arizona. Enjoy unobstructed views through oversized windows as you fly over Arizona and Utah's rich and varied landscape and listen to narration about the sights you see. Marvel at lovely Rainbow B a sprawling reservoir on the Arizona-Utah border created by the Glen Canyon Dam. Take your share of photos on your 35-minute flight before touching down at the airport in Page Arizona."""
From $145.00

Most Viewed Things to Do in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument

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Pahreah Ghost Town

Pahreah or Paria, was establish in 1870 by William Meeks. The town at its height grew to 47 families at one point. By the 1930's no one remained in the town. However, just down stream of the Paria...
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Devils Garden

This is one of my favorite places to eat lunch or more so, dinner. It is a short drive off Hole in the Rock road to a gravel parking area. around this area are several cement picnic tables with pit...
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Lower Calf Creek Falls

Lower Calf Creek Fall is easy to find. After coming down out of the Henry Mountains (if you are coming from Hanksville) you will see an entrance for Calf Creek Recreation Area. The trail head is just...
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Escalante Interagency Visitor Center

Escalante has four visitor centers and a few field offices. The one mentioned here is in the northern district in the town of Escalante. Clean bathrooms and very helpful staff. They do not have a gift...
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Coyote Gulch

Though technically not in the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument, Coyote Gulch is part of the Escalante River system and is reached via the monument so I am including it here.Coyote Gulch is the...
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Drive down Cottonwood Wash road

South of Cannonville you will pass Kodachrome Basin State Park. Just past this the road turns to dirt. It is graded and maintained and can, in good conditions be, driven in a passenger car. However,...
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Visit Devil's Garden

This location of hoodoos and arches is located about 10 miles down the Hole in the Rock road. It is a great location for a picnic or lazy afternoon. There are some picnic tables but no water. Look for...
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Drive the Burr Trail

At the northern reaches of the Monument you will find the Burr Trail. It begins in the town of Boulder and is paved through the Monument. The pavement ends when it reaches the Capitol Reef Natl Park....
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Hike the Escalante River channel

This is a relatively easy 14 mile one way trail following the Escalante River as it begins its journey to the Colorado River. The jagged corridor it cuts through the Navajo sandstone provides a quiet...
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Willis Creek

One of the more accessible slot canyons in the monument Willis Creek is a perpetual water source in the dry desert. Driving up from Kanab via the Johnson Canyon road you pass Lick Gorge and Bull...
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Slither through a slot canyon

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...
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Anasazi State Park Museum

Hey, it's actually a great place to stop. No, they still have the ruins protected and thus not visible to the public. Just pull into the parking lot. See the museum building and imagine that this is...
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Hole in the Rock Road

Heading south from the town of Escalante, the Hole in the Rock Road, leads through a desolate looking country. Soon, you begin to see the beauty that surrounds you and the hardships that faced the...
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Calf Creek

Roundtrip distance to the falls is 5-1/2 miles. While little elevation change is encountered, most of the trail is sandy, and can be very strenuous walking, particularly in warm weather. It's well...
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Top Hotels in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument

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Route 12, Grand Staircase-Escalante N. M., Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Hole in the Rock Road, Escalante, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Top 5 Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Writers

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richiecdisc

"Stories from the Staircase"
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BruceDunning

"Huge Area in Wide Open Spaces"
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blueskyjohn

"Escalante-Pure desert wilderness"
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Segolily

"Still a Wilderness experience"
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mikelisaanna

"Great desert scenery with no crowds."
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