Escalante River Trail is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Escalante, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October.

Length6.1 miElevation gain275 ftRoute typeOut & back
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J9 Pearson
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Walking

We walked downstream for 2+ miles, It was flat except for one spot where there is a short ladder to get up onto a large rock area on the trail. There were three river crossings which were refreshing on a hot day.

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X. G.
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Allie Donnelly
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Hiking

Did not hike this trail, instead we used it as a break from driving and it was lovely! Right off the trailhead we took of our shoes, walked around in the creek, and chilled. I’m sure the trail is lovely and if you’re looking for a little rest stop or a little creek to play in this is perfect.

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Richard mcgahey
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Hiking

Lovely easy flat trail along the river with large stands of cottonwoods. At one point the echo of the river sound from the rock wall makes it seem like the river is running behind the wall. We walked down river water was too high to go upstream

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Lily L.
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Awesome little place to stop. We only walked about 1.5 miles in total. We had our pup with us and we didn't see any other people while walking. Fun little pit stop. Sandy!

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candice dickinson
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Hiking

A beautiful trail that follows the Escalante River. We had the trail all to ourselves, did not see one other person. The river crossing was easy. Once you park in the parking lot this trail starts on the other side of the highway. There is a path that goes under the highway that takes you to the trailhead.

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Stephanie Nicole
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Hiking

A nice hike to do with younger kids, flat and mostly shady. Beautiful places to stop and enjoy the river.

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Scott Horetski
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Hiking

Nice easy hike along the river. At one point you have to cross, we choose not to.

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Kari Garell
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This is a great trail for all levels. There is one ladder to climb up to a higher elevation and avoid walking the river. We only went to the point where we would have had to cross the river and turned back about 4 miles round trip. The water was flowing quite fast due to the Spring runoff.

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Jean Mallinckrodt
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We rented a place with this trail going past so tried unsuccessfully to travel upstream and downstream Unfortunately due to highish water were unable to easily cross the river and were not prepared to dip into the icy fast flowing water of the Escalante River.

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Alexa Lappin
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Carol Godoy
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Teresa Hunt
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Steve Smith
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Jonathan Loomis
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Dini Tseung
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Nicollette Ashtiani
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Adam Stone
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Emily Tabak
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Georgina Florence Griffith
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Steven Drapkin
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Jason Tang
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Nick Davis
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Eric Kinder
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Sarah Workman
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