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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Scenes of Escalante, Utah

We recently posted about the history of Escalante, Utah.  Here’s a video that portrays some of Escalante in modern day.

Escalante offers some excellent shopping, dining, lodging, art, and outdoor adventure experiences.

Situated on the edge of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, this quaint and historic pioneer town is now one of the great jumping points for exploration of the surrounding scenic attractions that also include, Boulder Mountain, Kodachrome Basin State  Park, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, and more.

Read about the history

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Escalante Utah Town

History of Escalante, Utah

Escalante’s namesake is one of its earliest visitors who passed through the region long before the community was actually established. When Franciscan missionary Silvestre Velez de Escalante was summoned to California in 1776 he carefully journaled his trip through the area now known as Escalante. Another famous expedition took place nearly a century later, when Captain James Andrus led the Southern Utah militia through the region during the Black Hawk Indian War in 1866. But it was Mormon pioneers who

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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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Grand Staircase – Adventure Waiting To Happen

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
From Escalante in the north to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in the south, and from Bryce Canyon National Park on its western edge to Capitol Reef National Park on the east, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument offers a diverse landscape rich in history and natural wonders. From Navajo sandstone cliffs, narrow slot canyons, natural arches, monoliths and spires to winding rivers and streams, high desert, dinosaur tracks and fossils…you’ll find it all within the boundaries of Grand Staircase Escalante National

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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Where does the Grand Staircase name come from?

The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is a rather long name, but this national monument certainly warrants your attention.   The monument is most often referred to, by locals, simply as “The Staircase”.

Illustration of Utah's Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

The name comes from the land formations of the region that are literally lined up in staircase fashion.    Click on this image below to see an illustration of the formations that

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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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