kid friendly


nature trips

dogs on leash

wild flowers

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 loved this place. Short hike, family friendly and don't forget your camera!

Great walk up the canyon to a beautiful waterfall at the end. Walk is through a lot of sand and over rocks, good shoes is a very good idea.

Amazing hike! We got to the recreation center around 7:30am and did not have any issues parking, but the lot was very full by time we finished the trail around 10:30. Make sure to take the brochure from the trailhead, as there are great facts to read along the trail to match up with numbered markers. The waterfall at the end of the trail is absolutely breathtaking!!

Awesome hike. But someone brought a dog and it was very scared and whimpering. Please don't bring your dog on this trail. It will be scarred for life.

Excellent hike. Great loop. Cairns easy to follow or the hill to return through Spooky. I would do trail clockwise.

8 days ago

Fun for kids. I rated probably to low because it didn't excite me much compared to what is in the area.

Excellent Hike, easy and very rewarding. Four water crossings back to the bridge, but that is just the start. Unmentioned, you cross the river on the north side of the arch, if you continue 15 minutes further on the social trail you will be led to a large hieroglyph panel, Sunset Arch, and a Fremont cliff dwelling When you arrive at the cliff dwelling, the hieroglyph is at the top of a small rise on your left. This also places you at the base of the arch, but to see it you cross the river one more time and walk 3 more minutes and is comes into view on your left.

Lower Calf was stunning. Great hike back, hieroglyphics, native ruins (at a distance), views. Take the brochure and follow the informational posts or you will miss the sites. The waterfall was gorgeous. One of the best hikes I did in the area while there for a week.

Great place to hang out for a while. There are picnic tables and an outhouse. Spent about an hour here climbing on the rocks and taking pics.

Ok for an easy stretch of legs between Kanab and Page. Rock formations at end are a novelty but pale in comparison to other spots in the Southwest. Trail is well marked and heavily traveled.

scenic driving
15 days ago

Small .2 mile walk to see a rather impressive arch up close. Worth the drive.