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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 today, so great! Arrived about 11a, plenty of parking. Hot but not overbearing. The trail is well marked in a few points it's possible to go wrong way, just stay along side the creek. Many nice vistas. There is decent shade breaks even at mid day

The falls is awesome, the water not too deep, so easy to wade but be brave and go under!! Allow 3 1/2 hrs total. Long drive and road construction stops.

We loved this hike. It is now in our top 3 favorite hikes. We went on a Thursday morning around 11AM and both the trail and the waterfall didn't seem very busy.

Unfortunately, we underestimated how much water we would need for this hike. We recommend taking 2 water bottles per person, even if you don't usually drink a lot of water. It will be hot as there isn't a lot of shade along the trail.

We wore hiking shoes and took water shoes and when we got to the waterfall we played in the water. We didn't feel that it was necessary to bring a towel because we were completely dry before we finished the hike back to the parking lot.

This hike is family friendly but it is a long hike for little ones, so that's something to keep in mind. It's long and hot so if you take smaller children they are most likely going to complain a little along the way, but the destination is so worth it.

Overall, we would rate this hike 5 stars and we recommend anyone who is thinking of doing this hike to definitely do it.

To be fair, I love every trail I go on. Its beautiful. Juat do it.

Easy and great because you can get in the water when hot. Be careful of the rocks you sit on in the water though, I saw tiny leaches on them!

We hiked it today, it was super easy and really interesting and fun for pics, good for less adventurous people. Go early to beat the heat. There is a super informative BLM office 1.5 miles to the west, the lady that worked there was very friendly. Nice stop on way to Page or Zion/N Rim

7 days ago

Superbe site sur le retour de peekabo
Facile mais attention à la pluie

Difficile à cause de la boue sur peekaboo

A super short trail. All three kids loved this one. Not much shade so a hat and water recommended in hot weather.

Wow, this is no joke when it's wet! It had rained the week before, but as soon as we got to Peekaboo there was a 4-ft deep water "puddle" in front of the entrance. As soon as your feet got wet and muddy it made scaling the 10ft wall into the canyon so difficult. We didn't have rope, but another family did, and us and another couple joined together to help each other through the canyon. Even after the initial wall there was so much water and mud that we used the rope on numerous occasions to lift each other up.

After we got through Peekaboo, we went to Spooky and that was a lot more dry. Very narrow, but much easier than Peekaboo. At the end we were completely caked in mud from head to toe!

So be careful if it's rained recently. Bring rope. On dry conditions everything should be fairly easy.

Also, both canyons trail heads are accessible by driving down the infamous Hole in the Rock road. Be sure to have a high clearance vehicle, because there are some rough spots. Check with the Visitor Center before driving to check in the road condition. The folks there are super helpful and informative.

27 days ago