Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

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  • If you are driving thru Utah' but don't have time to spend several hours or days at the National Parks in Utah. Highway 12 is a way to experience much of the raw beauty of Utah. You cross portions of ...  more »
  • We have been going to GSE[NM] annually for 3 decades. It is worthy of national park status. Great scenic drives--Highway 12 and the 'Hogsback' section especially, and the Burr Trail (sadly, it's mostl...  more »
  • Absolutely loved it but wish there was better signage or maps from the visitor center. They have points of interest marked but no signs. Some you have to be lucky to find what you are looking for. Devil's Garden seems to be a place that you can walk wherever you want because there are no signs and no specific trails. People where walking wherever they wanted. I loved the Calf Creek Trail to the Waterfall. Busy trail but well marked.
  • Summing up this monument is impossible. It's such a large area with so much diversity that its hard to wrap your head around. That said, its incredible. If you're crossing over from AZ stop at the Big Water visitor center off hwy 89 in Big Water (yes, town name) They'll have all the current info and closures. Remember to respect the land and pack it out✌
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