The Hole In The Rock Expedition

In December of 1879 approximately 80 wagons, consisting of 250 men, women and children, gathered about 40 miles southeast of Escalante, Utah. They were prepared, with supplies, for a six week journey to establish a new community in southeastern Utah. Unfortunately the trek actually took six months to complete.

An artist's depiction of the Hole In The Rock expedition. This and other scenes may be viewed at an outdoor exhibit at the North end of

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Scenic Backroads – Pine Creek – Hell’s Backbone

The combination of Highway 12, Pine Creek Road, and Hell’s Backbone Road create a scenic loop that includes multiple landscapes and points of interest along one driving route, and provides an easy way to see various landmarks in a single day trip.

The loop, which partially traverses areas of the Boulder Mountain, can begin from one of two towns.  The first, Escalante, is a great location to learn more about the area’s history.  In May 2011 the first phase of the Escalante

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Bryce Canyon Region Photography

If there’s one thing you don’t want to forget when visiting Bryce Canyon Country, it’s a camera. Photos are the best souvenirs to take home from this scenically diverse region. Driving Scenic Byway 12, called “the most scenic drive in America” by Car and Driver magazine, leads to some of the most visually stunning areas in Utah. From Bryce Canyon National Park’s distinct hoodoos, Boulder Mountain’s alpine lakes, and Escalante’s slickrock canyons to Panguitch’s historic pioneer homes and Grand Staircase

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The Burr Trail – Boulder, Utah to Bullfrog at Lake Powell

This long and scenic road passes through a mid-section of the Burr Trail

Utah’s Burr Trail road is a 66-mile scenic backway that winds through some of the most untamed areas of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.  The Burr Trail Road is easily accessible from Boulder, at the junction with Scenic Byway 12, near the southern tip of Capitol Reef National Park and the base of Boulder Mountain.

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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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Boulder Utah – All Points of the Compass

Upper Calf Creek Falls – Near Boulder Utah

Located at the junction of Scenic Byway 12 and the Burr Trail, Boulder is conveniently situated for exploring scenic Bryce Canyon country. Boulder sits at the base of Boulder Mountain, surrounded by Dixie National Forest to the north and west, and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument to the south.

The Burr Trail about 10 miles east of Boulder Utah

A drive along Scenic Byway 12 leads to attractions

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Hole In The Rock Road – Better Mainenance

This is the parking area at the end of Hole In the Rock Road, and the trail head to walk down the historic route of the Hole In The Rock expedition.

Garfield County, Utah has recently reached an agreement with neighboring Kane County to provide maintenance for the entire length of the famous Hole In The Rock road.  The road is accessed just north of Escalante, Utah and runs a southeast course from Scenic Byway 12, on a parallel

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Utah National Parks

Utah National Parks are a collection of the most distinct national parks in America.   One of the reasons Utah National Parks are so popular is the fact that they are in very close proximity to each other.   There are five national parks in Utah and, of these, Bryce Canyon National Park is generally considered the most unique.

How to get here: Visitors to Utah’s National Parks will find that there is an easily traveled and incredibly scenic corridor to

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Escalante, Utah – All Directions

Escalante, Utah is a picturesque town situated on Scenic Byway 12

Escalante, Utah is a great place to stay for a destination vacation. From Escalante you can venture out to all degrees of the compass and find something unique and exciting. To learn more about this town click on these links for additional details about Escalante Utah (About Escalante, Lodging, Dining)

The Town: Centrally located along Scenic Byway 12, Escalante is a historic pioneer town

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Happy New Year from Bryce Canyon

Today mark’s the beginning of another exciting year of travel in the Bryce Canyon Country region.   We encourage you to plan a multiple day experience in this are so you can capture the true beauty and spirit of America’s most spectacular scenic destination.

People are coming to realize that there is no place in the world that looks quite like Bryce Canyon.   When you combine Bryce with nearby attractions like the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Kodachrome Basin State

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