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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.

Be prepared before you go off-road-gas, snacks, and water! We didn't not have signal after leaving the pavement. You must drive over an hour to get here on a dirt road that can be very bumpy. Follow a maps app to get you to the designated parking areas. Once you park there are no noticeable trails. We used one of the prerecorded trails in the app to find the arch. You won't know it's there until you get close. The hike is easy, mostly flat and in the sand. Not recommended if you have limited ankle mobility. We really enjoyed the journey and the beauty of this natural structure!

2 days ago

Nice steep slickrock up to a red capstone with a lovely view. Perfect for a very short run at the end of the day to enjoy sunset.

These slot canyons were definitely not what I was expecting. Getting into Peek-a-Boo was a lot harder than I'd anticipated. And the slot canyon was narrower than I was expecting. The biggest problem was the mud. I got stuck in the mud several times, to the point that I couldn't even move.
By contrast, Spooky wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting. Yes, it's narrow. Very narrow. But it wasn't wet or muddy. I had to hold my backpack in my hand and walk through Spooky because it was so narrow that I couldn't fit through with my camelback on.

The trail is very easy and the destination at the end is awesome! I would definitely do it again next time I'm in Escalante

Well marked trail. Easy terrain and dog friendly. You follow Calf Creek as it runs the length of the trail- very beautiful! Once you get to the falls it's shaded and sandy. Take a moment to sit in the sand and take it all in (:

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

11 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.