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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.

These canyons are an awesome little day hike. People really need to clean up after themselves better, but it's beautiful there. We enjoyed the slots so much, we went back in and night hiked them with headlamps. We were definitely the only ones in the canyon in the middle of the night! Highly recommended!

Spectacular hike, amazed by our surroundings. Blown away by the waterfall. From the parking lot 7 miles. Suggest starting at sunrise, to get to the waterfall and have time to take it all in. This allows your hike out more enjoyable!

Start between 7-8 am during summer to walk 3 miles into the back valley with more shade before sun comes over the rock walls. Also to get a parking spot. There are many sand patches but leave your hiking shoes on because of rocks and twigs. Don't miss the petroglyphs and rainbow trout. The waterfall is beautiful surrounded by a tall half dome of rock. This is a desert oasis at the end of trail. Water is freezing, record was 3 minutes someone could withstand chest deep

Super easy hike - the worst part is hiking in the sand during the first 2 miles. This can be done in 2 days but definitely take 3-4 if you want to enjoy the views/play in the water. Went during an extremely busy labor day weekend but still felt like we had the canyon to ourselves for most of the trip.

Please please please practice strict LNT on this hike!! Lots of trash by the Arch, really gross. Other than that this was gorgeous and definitely a repeat.

Wonderful hike through a desert canyon. The reward at the end is breathtaking. Bring plenty of water. I suggest a minimum of two liters. Go early to avoid the crowd.

A must see! The entire hike is gorgeous and the landscape keeps changing, the waterfall is quite impressive too. One of the highlight of our trip!

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16 days ago

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16 days ago

It's so worth it. If you reading this now and you feel pumped.. just go do it.

hiking
17 days ago

backpacking
18 days ago

Be prepared.. LoL. First 2 miles (but felt like 5 miles)of soft sandy horse trail.. WEAR wool socks... Sand/Dirt will seep in every crevice.. in the creek trail part some rocks are slippery.. I would of died without my walking pole.. wish I had 2... We hike past big arch Jacob and camped.. next day hiked to end which we found no way out and headed back for lunch in shady first waterfall... Very nice spot to camp if you can snag it.. Views were beautiful and trails were fun.. hike out was treacherous and watch for baby rattlers.. We went beginning of June and stayed 3 days 2 nights.. kid/ family friendly place ♡

The trail is very sandy and makes for a good leg workout. Scenic the entire hike. The waterfall is one of the prettiest I've ever seen, green with moss. A lot of people were swimming in the water and hanging their hammocks at the falls. Be warned the later in the evening the bugs come out in droves. We practically ran the trail back to avoid them at 4pm.