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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%
  • Average1%
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“rock road” (20 reviews)
“visitor center” (27 reviews)
“million acres” (12 reviews)
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735 W Main, UT 84726

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 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
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
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This B&B is similar to a motel as the rooms are not in the main house. There are two rows of rooms with parking in front. That said, the rooms are very large with a table and chairs for playing games or having a meal....More

Thank blackcat06
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
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
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
Reviewed 4 October 2017 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

5  Thank megan g
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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

2  Thank Lucy A
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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
9 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