Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Warnings and Dangers

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  • Open Range
    by blueskyjohn
  • Open Range
    by blueskyjohn
  • Open Range
    by blueskyjohn

Most Viewed Warnings and Dangers in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument

  • 1. Open Range

    Grand Staircase is open range and many rangers use the land to graze cattle. It is not uncommon to have cows standing in the middle of dirt roads in the park. Typically the roads are open and straight...

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  • 2. Water in the slots!

    While checking in at the visitor center is always a good idea to see if roads are open, they can also give you some information how much if any water is in the...

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  • 3. Climbing into Peek-a-boo slot

    To access Peek-a-boo slot canyon it is necessary to make a 20 foot climb up into the slot. It is a climb on sandy slick rock that is near vertical. Fortunately...

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  • 4. Wrong way hiking

    If you hike Spooky slot canyon, only enter the slot after you exit Peek-a-boo slot as part of a loop hike. Do not attempt Spooky as an in and out hike. The slot...

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  • 5. flash floods

    In narrow canyons like Buckskin Gulch, there is always the danger of flash floods. This area is generally starved of moisture but when it comes, it comes...

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  • 6. No cellphone service

    There is no cellular telephone reception in this area. If you want to be able to call for help, you will need a satellite phone, which can be rented by mail in...

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  • 7. Bring plenty of water!

    This is a vast, sparsely traveled area. If you break down or get stuck, it may take a while for someone to reach you. Bring plenty of water and food if you are...

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  • 8. Watch out for rain storms!

    Rain can be trouble in Grand Staircase -Escalante. The roads are almost all unpaved dirt and clay, which can get very messy in the rain - there is a good chance...

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