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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

735 W Main, UT 84726
+1 435-826-5499
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This massive national monument holds endless sights within thousands of acres.
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  • Very good17%
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“visitor center” (27 reviews)
“rock road” (19 reviews)
“million acres” (10 reviews)
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735 W Main, UT 84726
+1 435-826-5499

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I recently drove over the Grand Staircase, on our way to Escalante. The views were astounding. The road was a constant exercise in keeping a straight line, the the road is a twisty turning snake. We had to wait at the apex...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We hiked for days inside the staircase it was a awesome adventure we had the best time at the white house in the southern end of the staircase we hiked the buckskin gulch one of the biggest slot cannon in the word... Can't wait to...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We drove through this national monument on our way from Bryce to Capitol Reef. Every overlook was worth the stop--lovely and vast. Loved driving Hwy 12's many S-curves and the Hogback--narrow portion of the road, with amazing views and steep cliff drop-offs on each side!...More

Thank chivestravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really cool adventure that we were drastically unprepared for. I hope everyone does their research. Here is what I learned: bring a map, you won’t have cell service for hours around the area, preferably an atlas or hiking map because the gas...More

Thank megan g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second drive through here and we were even more impressed this time around! There is stunning scenery all along the road, with ever changing rock formations and fabulous views. The road is in great condition, though I would not be keen to...More

1  Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let someone who has driven this before be your driver, if you can. Every where you look is scenic, picturesque and worth stopping for pictures. It's hard to describe this experience because it's such an immense area to cover. The drive from Bryce canyon to...More

Thank Mary Ann S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our drive along US 12 with its views of the immense Grand Staircase Escalante was simply stunning with so many memorable views. Even if you can see only from your vehicle, don't miss taking this highway and stopping along the way for the views. Very...More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is 1.9 million acres of national park. It is made up of several must see/ do experiences. A lot of National Parks link around this Monument, including Bryce Canyon, Capital Reef Lake Powell and Grand Canyon. I recommend Burr Trail...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

My wife and I loved it. This is a two mile hike over some rocks and a little bit of climbing, if you want to go to the top of the Toadstool. If it's hot bring two bottles of water. We had one each and...More

Thank eBart1961
Reviewed 10 September 2017

During our first ever visit to Utah, we continued to stumble upon the most astonishingly beautiful geography we've ever seen. I'd always thought Colorado was the most beautiful state in the country! We'd just driven through Capital Reef National Park and continued south on Hwy...More

3  Thank FancyFree55
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Karen K
14 May 2017|
Response from Travelin_T |
Hello! The actual top step of the Grand Staircase is at Bryce and the monument is 1.9 million acres, so it surrounds Bryce. I think you might be asking where the closest access with a Visitor Center is? That would be 20... More
Julio M
8 May 2017|
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there is more dispersed camping down hole in the rock road than you can shake a stick at. currently under fire restrictions. Up posey lake road are 2 National forest campgrounds with fire rings. Usually spots are open and... More
6 April 2017|
Response from Travelin_T |
Hi, Scenic Highway 12 is the only east/west paved road through that part of Utah, so if you start at Bryce, you are going east about a 2 hour drive to get to BLM Spooky/Peekaboo trails. Then, you would have to backtrack... More