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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument spans nearly 1.9 million acres of America’s public lands. From its spectacular Grand Staircase of cliffs and terraces, across the rugged Kaiparowits Plateau, to the wonders of the Escalante River Canyons, the Monument’s size, resources, and remote character provide extraordinary opportunities for geologists, paleontologists, archeologists, historians, and biologists in scientific research, education, and exploration.

We hiked this trail about a week ago. Some of the road is a bit tricky to drive on since it is loose sand but it was fine in our SUV. I would not attempt this road if it was wet.

It is an easy hike but a lot of it is in an inch or two of water. Water shoes or hiking boots are best. Saw lots of people with improper footwear.

Beautiful trail! Do bring water shoes, but be aware people ride horses here, so there is manure around. So keep it closed-toed.

Great hike. Beautiful waterfall. Autumn colors were splendid. Five stars!

The drive to the parking lot is long and dusty. You will need to pay attention as the turn off is not called out by name. Going back into the lot, there is a split and if you don't have a lifted vehicle park in the first lot. Trial head is about 1 mile to the left of the first lot. Hike is great, spooky is tight and peekaboo is some climbing but both are really neat and beautiful. I would recommend starting in spooky which is off and around on the right. It makes the climbing is peekaboo much easier.

Pretty good hike. Sandy in a lot of parts. Busy, even for a fall weekend.

Great trail. Go up Peek-a-boo and down Spooky. Take the cut off trail across to Spooky and don’t follow the gps track shown above. There is a 6 foot drop through some sketchy rocks coming down Spooky. Much better than it looks actually. Take it down the middle. Plan at least 2 to 3 hours for this loop.

10 days ago

Very cool hike with arches and huge overhangs. A large selection of camp sites both nights found spots with beach sand and wind protection. Plenty of water just bring waterproof boots.

10 days ago