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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.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock road” (20 reviews)
“visitor center” (27 reviews)
“million acres” (12 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your trip allows, please be sure to drive the Utah Scenic Highway 12...which takes you through the northern section of the Grand Staircase National Monument. This is probably the road you would take anyway, particularly if you are traveling between Bryce Canyon NP and...More

1  Thank lanceo53
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This is a museum of the geological history along with archaeological finds from the first dwellers in the area. We found the staff helpful with maps and they allowed our dog to come inside with us...were very pet friendly. Was a winter visit so many...More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We traveled with our 4 yr old through Grand Staircase Escalante for two weeks and barely scratched the surface. Lots of hiking for her. The slot canyons and historic sites were a amazing! October was great because of less people and the small towns had...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Allow about an hour to and from the parking lot. The formations look like they are from another planet or a movie set! Mysterious and puzzling!

Thank Adrienne W
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

How to review something so vast and beautiful? You don't realize how much land is out there as you go from one end to the other get out of your car and really explore. Reminds me of the story from India where the children each...More

1  Thank jenLeCreate
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We drove through the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. The "monument" is over a million acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. It is desolate but the ever changing landscapes go on and on as you drive through. The driver won't be...More

Thank graymar6
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is one of the few super remote areas left. It is 1.9 MILLION acres of intriguing, desolate, beautiful, dangerous, fascinating ... I could go on, and on ... land. It is managed by the BLM, so you can boondock almost anywhere....More

1  Thank Csu R
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

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

1  Thank chivestravels
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Karen K
14 May 2017|
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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
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Julio M
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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
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