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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.

This is the best hike I’ve done in a while. Took my 4 year old, 6 year old, a 11 and 12 year old. They all led the way. Everyone did this with no problem. My GPS said 5.1 miles, and that had a small side track into dry creek. The first climb into peek-a-boo is not bad. Just don’t overthink it. After that, the canyon is a breeze. Spooky canyon had a few more obstacles. We went down under the big boulders and had no problem. It gets pretty narrow in there, but was manageable. Be sure to watch the cairns, it’s easy to get off track. Definitely do the full loop with both canyons. Definitely glad we left the dogs at the trailer. I think we could have taken them, but it was a relief to not worry about them up and down the obstacles. Kids rated this as 20/10. Highly recommend!

We went on cold and windy day. Even snowed lightly. The problem was that the short portion of the slot canyon was full of water so we couldn’t go through! So disappointed. Gad it been warm we might have tried wading... Also part of the route had a barbed wire fence that we had to go under.

Did this hike March 17, 2020....Best hike ever, so much fun. Some really tight spots in the spooky slot and in the beginning of Spooky is quite a drop down between boulders. Once your in you just have to keep on going, no going back but so worth it. Haven’t laughed this much in a long time. Had a blast!!

hiking
no shade
off trail
6 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Mesmerizing! Slots made this trip worth it. The big horn photo op is breathtaking. I should start submitting photos to National Geographic.

We walked along the wash and got about a mile in before we ran into two cows. One was aggressive and pushed us off the trail. We turned around and went back to the car.

Cool hike with multiple “trails” leading to the same ending which is worth the short hike and perfect to do if traveling between page and Zion

Beautiful and easy trail.

hiking
18 days ago

did this in january 2020. should I have? absolutely not. but an amazing experience. started in boulder > bullfrog > hanksville > torrey.

This was a piece of shit miserable hike. If you like walking on mars- you may like this.

hiking
muddy
19 days ago

Great little trail to hike and stretch your legs

Simple, short hike with a few ups and downs over large rocks. Dusty but worth it!

Super easy 2 mile round trip. Shade is proved under the edges protruding from the rock walls but none when you arrive at the Toadstools. There’s an incline once you have made it to the hoodoos. I tried to walk up the mounds behind the hoodoos but the sand is extremely soft. There are really great views of the vast terrain on the west side. Be careful crossing the slot openings on the west side of the hoodoos. I live close by and hiked the Toadstools a few times. It’s definitely easy and a quick one hour sight to see while passing by.

This was so fun! It takes a while to actually get into the Canyons but it’s totally worth it! Felt like a kid squeezing myself in between rocks.

hiking
off trail
21 days ago

When Canyoneering was a little difficult to find the trail but once you find it , it’s a fun repelling down , you go through an arch last repel was kind of sketchy but fun.

walking
21 days ago

This is a cool spot to walk around if you have half an hour to spare.

The drive out there is on a dirt road. Download the map before you go. No signs except a little turn out and a post sticking out of the ground. super easy walk down a small hill. to the left is the arch. Beyond that is a little cave. While inside the cave a piece of the roof fell so we didn't stay long. The arch was fun to walk on and under.

hiking
off trail
22 days ago

Went Canyoneering, was fun

We loved this hike. We did it in early march and the weather was perfect. The water was almost up to our knees and you cross 6 times each way. The dogs loved it too. Sandy in some places but quite flat. We will definitely do it again. Make sure you go all the way to the arch which is past the bridge and ruins.

Now is the time to go! I went here on 2/28. No one had signed the registry since 2/24. I didn’t see anyone for 2 hours. It was heavenly. It’s not well marked at the beginning. It starts out with about 200 foot decline of rock face to climb down but it’s not hard. Go towards your right and you’ll see a dirt path at the bottom. There are cairns throughout. Average time without stopping is probably about an hour.

hiking
1 month ago

Northern most point you must out and back unless you’re ready to climb or rappel.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Spectacular white hoodoos after a four mile hike up a broad wash. The hike isn't that interesting. There was only a little water flowing through the creek bed today. Rain could make the hike impossible. Dogs are allowed off lease. I was glad I did it but it's a lot of work so make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy the hoodoos. The directions for the linked trail take you way past the trailhead.

hiking
muddy
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful trail to the gorgeous waterfall! I left the trailhead at 8:30am. There was about a tenth of a mile (ish) that was covered with ice. It would have been nice to have yaktrax but did ok without. The waterfall is absolutely gorgeous!!! A must do hike in my book!

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Hard to follow the trail with very few markers. It was a nice trail, good for kids, but I was constantly unsure if I was supposed to be where I was walking.

so freakimg cool go go go follow alltrails map...it's accurate 9 miles

Was a blast!

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