Looking for a great trail in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, Utah? AllTrails has 41 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 19 moderate trails in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument ranging from 0.8 to 39.5 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!

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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.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

hiking
off trail
11 days ago

the all trails trail between zebra and tunnel is incorrect and wants you to cross a fence onto private land, that being said we used all trails offline to get us where we needed to be. right now, there is SO MUCH WATER in zebra and tunnel! couldnt really do the slots.

flooded
12 days ago

Attempted Zebra today, 11/26/19, and the canyon was flooded with water from the moderate rain the week prior. Tried wading in, but when it got to neck level at one of the really narrow points (I'm 5'5") I decided to turn back about 30 yds in as I didn't bring my dry bag for my camera gear. Air temp was in the mid 30s during the day and the water felt like it was in the 40s. So, for those who really "gotta want it", bring a dry bag and a spare change of clothes so you don't get hypothermia for the hike back. Or better yet, pack a swimmer's wetsuit ;). I think it would have been possible to shimmy up the walls at the narrow point, but I have no idea how deep the water you'd be stepping down into is beyond that. Tunnel canyon was also under some water, but I was already dry again and didn't wade in to investigate.

hiking
icy
muddy
14 days ago

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
16 days ago

I alternated between hiking in the wash and following some sandy use trails here and there. The actual hike itself is a 2-3 star experience, but the hoodoos at the end are definitely 5 stars. They are bizarre and well worth the hike. After about 4 miles (from the trail head parking area) you'll encounter a few that are right along the cliff face on the left. Just past those is a small alcove where there are quite a few more. Finally, if you continue another .1-.2 miles you'll get to the last alcove with the "star attraction" hoodoo. Like ANY desert trail/route, you won't want to hike this in the heat of summer. I hiked it on a sunny, late November day with temps in the 50's - perfect hiking weather.

I only did the Zebra Slot portion, which is counterclockwise, and it was definitely an experience. I'm a 5'7" female who wears a size 8 and could not fit. I also have a butt, so that might be why, but I had to shimmy up the wall to get through. Definitely a lot of work, but worth it. Afterwards, I went down the street and completed Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Slots, which was a good time, too. I highly recommend both.

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
21 days ago

hiking
muddy
21 days ago

Fun hike. We started at 9 am and passed 4 people on their way out. We had it to ourselves the rest of the hike. Awesome slots and easy to get through. Our shoes got muddy but we never did get them wet. There are rocks to step on to get across the creek all the way to the end. We wanted to hike up the first left hand little canyon but it was blocked off by a big boulder. You could probably do it with a rope but we didnt have one. The road going in isnt too bad if you take your time. We really enjoyed this trail.

The trail was dry conditions were great. Moderate decent, falls were beautiful dipped our toes in a pool. Took the dog she did well a bit slidy at the start but, dirt most of the way. Had a great time went 11/16/19.

Amazing waterfall at the end!

Great trail with beautiful geography! Would recommend to anyone traveling with a dog! Cairns are easy to follow and trails are clear. The Dry Fork , wash, and trail down to the slot canyons was fun with our dog (a medium sized, very athletic pupper), but would definitely not take your pup on Peek-A-Boo or Spooky trails. We had to carry and lift him in a lot of tricky places. Leave backpacks at the entrances to both slots - they’ll slow you down or get stuck. Awesome photos, though!

hiking
no shade
rocky
23 days ago

A definite must do! The toadstools are so cool. The trail is short, easy to follow and the toadstools are easy to get right up to. Family friendly. A great stop!

hiking
rocky
scramble
28 days ago

Amazing trail! I went early November and the streams were dried out, so normal shoes would work well. I wore shorts and a thin jacket, which was fine temperature-wise, but I would suggest wearing long pants so your legs don’t get scraped up. The slots get very narrow at points and decent climbing ability is required, so be prepared! I went reverse from the normal route, but there weren’t any complications from it. I only passed a few groups of people, too.

hiking
rocky
29 days ago

Pretty flat some inclines. Took about 2 hours. 6.2 miles ROUND TRIP. I’d say it’s beginner nothing to intense maybe two water bottles - I only drank half of one. Waterfall super pretty also freezing! Once you get to market 13 it’s right around the corner. Super pretty! Worth it. Keep time in check. Went today 11-9-19. Was cool at points but a tee shirt and small thermal long sleeve shirt worked well enough.

hiking
fee
rocky
scramble
29 days ago

Exceptional 6 mile hike. Stunning views of several canyons, and dramatic waterfall. Much of the trail was through fine sand. Use the map to read each of the 14 description markers - including number 9 regarding pictographs on an opposite wall. Truly a memorable hike.

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