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    Escalante Staircase
    U.S. National Monument

    Newly established in September 1996 is this 1.7 million acres of multi-colored cliffs and mesas in Southern Utah. Visitors can find a variety of recreational opportunities. From the solitude of lonesome canyons to the excitement of winding rugged backways, the Monument is truely a treasure. Many, many miles of scenic backpacking and horsepacking trails.


    Grand Staircase / Escalante National Monument
    PO Box 225, Escalante, UT 84726; (435) 826-4291;

    Newly established in September 1996 is 1.7 million acres of multi-colored cliffs and mesas in Southern Utah, extending from Bryce Canyon N.P. to Lake Powell. The Escalante and Paria Rivers have carved out two major canyon systems. Many red rock canyons, cliffs, rock formations, and natural bridges abound in this region.

    Many paleontological and archeological sites abound with samples of fossils, petrified wood and prehistoric Anasazi indian ruins. >Primary access is either by Utah SR-12 from the north and US-89 from the south.

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    Boy Scouts can earn special recognition for service performed at any one of our National Parks. Scouts are also encouraged to submit a short narrative to the BSA Good Turn for America website describing their participation and lessons learned. 5 hours service for the certificate, 10 hours for their cool patch.
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    The Grand Staircase
    a series of great geological steps including the Chocolate, Vermilion, White, Gray and Pink Cliffs that ascend northward across the southwest corner of the Monument spanning five different environments (from Sonoran desert to coniferous forests).

    Kaiparowits Plateau
    Majestic tableland that towers above the surrounding canyonlands and is a isolated refuge for wildlife, rare plants and adventure-ready individuals seeking profound solitude.

    Canyons of the Escalante
    These natural wonders of water and stone are formed bt the Escalante River cascading off the southern flank of the Aquarius Plateau and winding through a 1000-mile maze of interconnected canyons, creating a natural scenic wonder.

    Escalante Natural Bridge - 100 feet across and 130 feet high - located by 2 mile hike up the Escalante River.
    Grosvenor Arch - Group of arches tall arches.
    Lower Calf Creek Falls - geological feature
    Devils Garden - geological feature
    Wildlife: - mountain lions, bighorn sheep, bear, etc
    Birding: - Over 200 species include gold eagles and peregrine falcons.

    Slot Canyons
    Slot canyons are steep rock canyons that are so narrow where with outstretched arms you can touch both sides. They are found in great abundance throughout the Grand-Staircase Monument. Some canyons can reach some 200 feet high and other can be found with brilliant contrast in colors in lighting. They also provide a great backdrop for photoshoots. Here are some prominent slot canyon areas:

    • Willis Creek narros - 200 to 300 feet high and 4 feet wide.
    • Lick Wash
    • Hackberry Canyon
    • Bull Valley
    • Wolverine Canyon
    • Antelope Canyon - Lake Powell - Guided Tours to spectacular stone sculpture formations.

    Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
    710 N. Reservoir Rd, Escalante, UT 84726; (435) 826-4466;
    Vast deposits of petrified wood and dinosaur bones. Open year round for hiking, picniking, and boating on 30-acre Wide Hollow Reservoir. Located on Utah SR-12, about 20 miles east of Bryce Canyon NP.

    Kodachrome Basin State Park
    PO Box 238, Cannonville, UT 84719; (435) 679-8562;
    Giant sandstone monoliths were used as a backdrop in many major motion pictures. Located just 10 miles east of Bryce Canyon NP.

    Anasazi Indian Village State Park
    Pueblo ruins from the Anasazi Indians dates back to 1050 AD. Located about 28 miles northeast of Escalante on Utah SR-12.

    Escalante State Park
    Escalante State Park features colorful deposits of mineralized wood and dinosaur bones. Visitors will enjoy the petrified forest, water recreation on Wide Hollow Reservoir, and the small, but beautiful campground.

    Moqui Cave - Kanab UT
    Moqui Cave depicts the lives and architectural achievements of the Native Americans of ths Southwest during the Pueblo Period (AD 700-1200). This Kane County landmark is also home to the largest collection of dinosaur tracks. Indoor temperature never exceeds 70 degrees.

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    Southern Utah is characterized by some of the most unusual landscapes in the world. Much of the area has been defined into five national parks and even more territory is set aside into a number of national monuments and forest reserves.

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    Saint George Holiday Inn
    Relax in the Holidome indoor recreation center featuring an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and spa. The Holiday InnŽ St. George is the area`s finest full service hotel and convention center featuring 164 guest rooms with many guest amenities.

    Kanab Holiday Inn Express
    815 E. Hwy. US-89, Kanab, UT 84741 US;
    Limited-Service Hotel, Set Amidst Spectacular Scenery. 1 Mile from Downtown Kanab. Outdoor Heated Pool and Whirlpool. Restaurant Nearby. 71 Rooms With Hairdryer, Iron/Board. Free Continental Breakfast. Family Plan: Up To 2 Adults and 2 Children (18 Years and Under) Sharing With Existing Bedding, Use Dbl Room Type.

    Kanab Red Hills Inn Best Western
    125 West Center, Kanab, UT, 84741
    Southwestern Style Motel in the Heart of Utah'S Canyon Country. 35 Miles from Zion, 80 Miles from Bryce, Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon. Swimming Pool and Hot Tub. Restaurants Nearby. 75 Rooms With Fridge, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer and Iron/Board. Free Continental Breakfast. Family Plan.

    Bryce Canyon Resort
    Conveniently located on the National All American Scenic Highway 12 one of the most beautiful in the United States and very close to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Kodachrome Basin State Park, and much more. This resort offers several beautifully renovated units and there are plenty of room types to choose from to fit anyone s needs.

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600 Clubhouse Drive, Page, AZ, 86040
Each of our 153 elegantly appointed guest rooms offers a private balcony with golf course, courtyard or canyon views. Among our many amenities, enjoy a fully equipped exercise room and a heated outdoor pool & whirlpool situated among desert landscape in the lovely courtyard.

Ivins Red Mountain Resort
Red Mountain Spa is surrounded by thousands of acres of the desert at the hub of recreational diversity and majestic beauty in the American Southwest. However you choose to spend your time here at Red Mountain Spa Resort, the peace and solitude of the facility, daily fitness activities, adventure hiking and biking in Snow Canyon, healthy gourmet cuisine and an array of wellness classes will set you on the path to lifelong fitness and health.

Moab Sorrel River Ranch Resort
Luxury waterfront accommodations on the Colorado River featuring, jetted tubs, fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, custom log beds; Restaurant and cocktail lounge, outdoor pool, two large hot tubs, fitness center, aerobic studio, basketball, volleyball & meeting facilities. This exclusive 240 acre working ranch is nestlet between the Colorado River and famous red rock buttes. Abundant wildlife share this romantic setting.

St George Coral Hills Inn
125 East St. George Boulevard, Saint George, UT, 84770;
This Best Western property is adorned with flowers and dwarf crate-myrtle blooming almost continuously year-round. Located in the St. George Historic District and equidistant to all attractions, shopping, restaurants and golf courses.

St George Days Inn Thunderbird
150 N 1000 E, Saint George, UT, 84770
This Days Inn is in the heart of Southern Utah. Close to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, and Grand Canyon. Also, within a few blocks are many restaurants, theaters, and great shopping. It has a cozy fireplace, lobby and lush, green, outdoor courtyard with heated pool and jacuzzi open year round. Open 24-hours with gift shop, art gallery, coffee and snack foods. Tour and golf packages also a speciality.

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Beaver Butch Cassidy Inn Best Western
161 South Main Street, Beaver, UT, 84713
Enjoy Beautiful Rooms With an At-Home Feeling When you Visit the Best Western Butch Cassidy Inn. Conveniently Located Off Interstate 15, We Offer Spacious, Comfortable Rooms. Just Minutes Away from Golfing and Fishing, you Can Fill Your Day With Outdoor Activities. Comfortable Rooms Individually Decorated in American Traditional Style.

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Bryce Canyon Deluxe Tour
Guide Tour from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon
En route to Bryce Canyon, this spectacular aerial tour provides a birds-eye view of the Valley of Fire and Zion National Park. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Ruby's Inn and then a ground tour with photo stops at various lookout points throughout Bryce Canyon.

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This mountain community is home to three world class ski resorts and hosted several alpine venues of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The historic district is a bustling year-round draw for vacationers.

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