Category: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was created controversially, but has since grown into one of southern Utah’s most renowned outdoor playgrounds. With endless hiking and backpacking opportunities, the national monument itself could take decades to begin to explore thoroughly. It features popular and sometimes even crowded hikes, such as Lower Calf Creek Falls, as well as many trails and destinations that are completely off the radar, such as deep in the Escalante River and its tributaries. Put simply, the area has unprecedented desert hiking opportunities so matter the skill level.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Trails

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The Toadstools

Distance: 0.75 miles Type: Out and back Difficulty: Easy The Toadstools Trail is a quick and easy hike found along Highway 89 in the southern part of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, situated between the...

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Highway 12 in Southern Utah Road Trip

Highway 12 in southern Utah is a breathtaking journey past some of southern Utah’s most picturesque features, including Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Escalante Petrified...

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Spooky Slot Canyon

Distance: 1.25 or more Type: Lollipop / Out and back Difficulty: Easy but potential scrambling There’s a great loop that connects Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon to Spooky Slot Canyon, which was my original plan for...

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Upper Calf Creek Falls

Distance: 1.1 miles Type: Out and back Difficulty: Moderate This is the much less populated and much more wilderness feeling alternative to Lower Calf Creek Falls. Found just a few miles upstream from Lower,...