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In the heart of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

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ESCALANTE: THE HIDDEN GEM

Our goal is to welcome you to the beauty of our area and help you enjoy your stay. We are a friendly town set in a beautiful valley between alpine scenes on Boulder Mountain and the magnificent desert mesas on Fifty Mile Mountain. Escalante boasts peace and quiet, spectacular views, friendly people and world class adventure in beautiful slick rock slot canyons. And delightfully, without all the crowds. Escalante is in the heart of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and we are located just across the street from the Visitor Center for the National Monument.
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Horseback
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Slot Canyons
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Jeeping
or ATVs
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Fishing  
One of the MOST scenic highways in the world
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Plenty to do.

Come enjoy world class slot canyons, great fishing, beautiful hikes, mountain biking, and more!

Escalante Heritage Center

This is where it all started. Discover the history before you explore the beauty.

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Hole-in-the-Rock

Exciting place to explore! It is especially fun to get there in a jeep - check out the rentals available in town.

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Devil's Garden

This natural playground  was colorfully sculpted over 170 million years ago by wind, ice, and thermal erosion. So cool!

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Beautiful skies and geological wonders, this is a must visit location on your list! 

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Escalante Canyon Petroglyphs

Hiking in the Escalante area is spectacularly beautiful and world renowned. You can enjoy pines and aspen one day and desert slot canyons the next and cool pristine waterfalls the next. There is no end of good hikes here.

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Canyoneering Guides

Slot canyons are abundant in our area. While they can be extremely dangerous, they can also be the adventure of a lifetime. And if you're looking for a guide, let us link you to the best guides out there. 

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Paddle Board Rental

Wide Hollow Reservoir is a great place to do some SUP. Try some fishing or just play around too! 

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ATV Rentals

Jeeps and ATVs can be rented right here in town or bring your own. You can ride on any Escalante city street to access Boulder Mountain and you can tour down Hole-in-the-Rock Road to get out into the desert.  

Smoky Mountain Road

Burr Trail/Notom Bullfrog Road

Petrified Forest Hike

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UpComing Events

Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

July 13, 2019
The Bryce Canyon Half Marathon weekend has something for everyone. The half marathon course takes you through the iconic red rock that is abundant throughout Bryce Canyon Country. Catch a taste of the red rocks along Kodachrome Road on the 5k Walk/Run or get blasted with color in the Color Me Fun Run. Come and enjoy Bryce Canyon Country and be sure to bring your friends.
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Escalante Art Festival

September 20, 2019 to September 29, 2019
Love Utah’s canyon country and supporting working artists and artisans? Make plans now to attend the premier art event of the Colorado Plateau – the 16th Annual Escalante Canyons Art Festival-Everett Ruess Days in late September 2019 in Escalante, Utah!
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Escalante Canyons Marathon

October 12, 2019
Come and experience races like no others. The Escalante Canyons Marathon and Half-Marathon offer wildly scenic vistas across a landscape of unmatched ruggedness, a course with dramatic topography, pristine air, and a profound sense of serenity. The full marathon course has been certified by the USATF and is a Boston Marathon qualifying event.
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