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Best trails in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument

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Looking for a great trail in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, Utah? AllTrails has 42 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 20 moderate trails in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument ranging from 0.8 to 70.4 miles and from 4,058 to 9,212 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
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.
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Map of trails in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
Park information
Acreage
99999999 acres
Top trails (42)
#1 - Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
Calf Creek Falls is one of the most well known and unique features in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The trail follows Calf Creek to the falls. Elevation change on the trail is minimal, Show more
#2 - Dry Fork Narrows, Peekaboo and Spooky Slot Canyons
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
NOTE: The route on this page has been update to reflect the new parking/route to the canyons as of 2/14/20 The route now begins at the overflow lot. You can make this hike shorter by trying the upper Show more
#3 - Willis Creek Narrows Trail
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Family friendly walk in a creek through a slot canyon, excellent for hot days. The approach road is not suitable for sedans as there's a steep, sandy hill just past Cannonville. Creek may dry out in lShow more
#4 - Toadstool Hoodoos Trail
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 49 m
Great trail for kids and adventurers alike.Show more
#5 - Zebra and Tunnel Slots
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
As of March 30, 2020, users have reported that part of the route had a barbed wire fence. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Show more
#6 - Upper Calf Creek Falls Trail
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
This is a short hike over slickrock with cairns to show the way. Farther along the trail shows better when the rock gives way to soil. The views right from the trail register are stunning and varied Show more
#7 - Zebra Canyon
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Zebra Canyon is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Escalante, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and natuShow more
#8 - Devils Garden
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 28 m
An outstanding natural area!Show more
#9 - Escalante Natural Bridge
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
This is a fun trail that requires multiple river crossings so be prepared to get your feet wet. It can be HOT and sandy in summer. along the south side of the canyon walking you'll first come to the nShow more
#10 - Bighorn Canyon Trail
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
Big Horn Canyon is a tributary of Harris Wash. It runs for three miles through alternating slick rock and sand. The slots cut into the Navajo sandstone rock layers displaying an unusually wide range Show more
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