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Top Things to Do Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Utah’s red rock desert and canyon country attractions have so much to offer visitors. One place that should be included in your plans to visit Southern Utah is Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The area is loaded with incredible scenery and provides an endless amount of outdoor fun.

The region features vast tracts of striking landscape and so much opportunity to enjoy it. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument connects various recreation areas with Bryce Canyon National Park, so visiting both on your tour

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Say ‘No’ to Crowds: 5 Reasons to Visit Bryce Canyon Country in the Winter

Visiting Bryce Canyon during the summer months is fun; however, there is nothing like experiencing a Bryce Canyon winter. The world seems to change under the blanket of sparkling, white snow. Not only does the winter decrease the number of visitors, but it also provides many adventures that may not be available during the summer months. These activities range from snowshoeing to cross-country skiing to ice fishing and beyond.

Although the snow brings new activities, hiking through the areas found in

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Escaping the Ordinary

Discovering the American Frontier

Have you ever thought of sleeping in a Tipi? What about a luxurious Airstream camping trailer? Bryce Canyon Country offers unique ways to escape from the ordinary with one-of-a-kind lodging locations. Make your stay more memorable by booking an outdoor lodging adventure at one of the many nearby picturesque campsites! Exclusive “glamping” or glamour-camping, is available for those seeking time in the outdoors with all the basic comforts of home.

Camping like a Cowboy

The Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch

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Grand Staircase Visual

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Sometimes you have to paint your verbal picture with a real picture that truly illustrates what something looks like.  In this case, we are referring to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

A view of three of the steps that are part of the Grand Staircase

This photo is taken from the Kaibab Plateau which is where the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is found. From this plateau you can look north and view three of the main steps

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The Grand Staircase – So Much To See & Do!

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, one of the newest national monuments in the national park system, is truly a wonder to behold; it contains 1.7 million acres of land, more than six thousand vertical feet of alternating cliffs, slopes, and terraces, and extends from the Utah / Arizona border just north rim of the Grand Canyon to the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. Laid out like giant stairs, each “riser” is about 2,000 feet high and each “tread” is a

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Utah Slot Canyons: Peek-a-boo and Spooky Gulch

Peek-A-Boo and Spooky Gulch Slot Canyons are easily accessible and enjoyable for most ages.

The Escalante River and some of its tributaries wind through the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, creating a maze of intricate canyons just waiting to be explored. While many of the Escalante River slot canyons are accessible from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the southern tip of Lake Powell, Hole-in-the-Rock Road offers vehicular access from Escalante to several popular slot canyons in

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Geology – Bryce Canyon – Grand Staircase

The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument includes 1.9 million acres of rugged and remote landscape from Escalante to Kanab. The vast monument is divided into three geographically distinct regions consisting of the oldest layers in the southern Grand Staircase section, the central region known as the Kaiparowits Basin, and the northern Escalante Canyons region.

Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

Perhaps most intriguing about Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is its layered ‘staircase’ effect which reveals a stunning geologic history spanning at least

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An Incredible Bryce Country RV Excursion

I’ve heard that the U.S. Park Service sometimes calls Bryce Canyon a cave without a ceiling, or a forest of stone. What I would call it, however, is the Grand Canyon without the crowds – every bit as beautiful, but much more remote, and the best vacation you’ll ever have in your RV.  Bryce Canyon is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all.

The Bryce Canyon area is a great destination any time of

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Devil’s Garden in Grand Staircase-Escalante

With a name like Devil’s Garden, you would expect to see some strange things and that’s exactly what you will find. Devil’s Garden is a small series of formations that seem to pop up out of the desert floor for no apparent reason. This attraction is found just 10 miles down the Hole In The Rock road within the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

There are so many different shapes that you can’t really characterize the Devil’s Garden in one or two

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