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Escalante Resource Area

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Address: Escalante, UT
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Huge area consisting of a maze of sandstone cliffs, canyons and plateaus.

Huge area consisting of a maze of sandstone cliffs, canyons and plateaus.

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Great history of the area, interactive displays, but it's all about the people who work there. They spent so much time with us. Obvious that they are passionate about where they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great history of the area, interactive displays, but it's all about the people who work there. They spent so much time with us. Obvious that they are passionate about where they live. Gave us fantastic recommendations about natural resources, roads to follow, and they led us to Escalante Outfitters which was an incredible find for lunch and dinner and provisions.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This appears to be a brand new interagency visitors center. Great place to collect information on the surrounding parks and national monuments. They have natural history displays, and an informative film to view. Friendly staff that can answer all you questions on attractions in the area and the parks. This is a great place to stop if you are traveling... More 

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Thank GilB867
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Having so much choices on walks, we stopped there to ask the ranger;s advice and they certainly delivered. we followed their advice on a lesser known walk and ended up in a wonderful part of the Escalante range with no other soul for 3 hours walk. What a treat!

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Thank Mary200064
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great place to get maps and information about the Escalante National Monument (which is amazing). The best part for us was a free star-gazing talk given by one of the rangers on Sunday evening. He had several large telescopes, showed us Saturn (and its rings), incredible close-ups of the moon and talked us through constellations and their relation to our... More 

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Thank Mike G
Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Escalante Interagency Visitor Center is filled with information and exhibits about Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. They also now have a fairly new dinosaur head (cast), named Utahceratops gettyi, that was recently discovered in GSENM. This center is small, but has a movie center that shows interesting information about the monument and several displays and pictures of the area. They... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Staff was super helpful and we learned a lot before driving through the Grand Staircase Escalante. It was a small center but with knowledgeable, welcoming staff who were proud of their National lands. There were interesting exhibits as well.

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Thank alisonv11
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Once again we find ourselves taking scenic highways to parts unknown just to end up at a very good place. General parking was plentiful and the accessible slots were few. The parks department did a great job with this facility, which features exhibits from around the area and several millions of years spanned. This off the beaten path place has... More 

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Springville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We stopped in this inter-department agency to find a very friendly and helpful staff guide us to finding the areas we were seeking in the Escalante National Staircase Monument. The exhibits were small but interesting; A must stop for anyone visiting the area.

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1 Thank pakabear
Mid-atlantic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is part of the BLM system with vital area info you can't find other places--slot canyon maps and photos, Burr road info, plus exhibits about the geology in the GSENM with microscopes with rock samples. (There are centers in Kanab, Cannonville, and Big Water--each covers a different theme--archaeology, geography and dinosaurs, respectively.) They have free pamphlets and more substantial... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Very impressive Utah visitors center at the West end of Escalante, Utah. Had "racks" of information and books that you can buy. If you have time there is a theater you can sit and enjoy scenes of the surrounding areas. Very helpful employees will help with any questions you may have.

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