East Zion Cabins
Zion RV Park
Zion National Park
Pink Sand Dunes
The Ultimate Southwest Vacation includes the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument!
Stay in Mt. Carmel Jct., the heart of the parks, and visit
the treasures of the Southwest.
Mileage: Mt. Carmel Jct.
Plan your Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument vacation
with our Utah and Arizona maps.
Zion Park 12 miles
Grand Staircase 9 miles
Sand Dunes 11 miles
Dixie Forest 22 miles
Cedar Breaks 45 miles
Red Canyon 47 miles
Coyote Butte 57 miles
Bryce Canyon 60 miles
North Rim 85 miles
Toroweap 90 miles
In these pages you will find insiders information on the best
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument hikes. This detailed
guide includes road maps, park maps, pictures, trail beta, backpacking, history,
fees, geology, flora, fauna, campgrounds, things for kids to do and even information
on the Grand Staircase hidden treasures.
Making summer memories in Utah's national monuments.
Directions: East Zion to Staircase
Salt Lake City, travel south on I15 to U-20. Exit on U-20. Turn south on U-89
and follow U-89 to Glendale.
From Las Vegas: Travel I15 to exit 16. Follow U-9 to the south
entrance of Zion and through to the east entrance. Take U-9 for 12 miles to
Mt. Carmel Jct, where U-89 and U-9 meet. Drive north on U-89 to Glendale.
From Glendale, turn right on 300 N. (Bench Road) Follow the
graded dirt road, Skutumpah, into the Grand Staircase. Remember the Grand Staircase
is a wild and remote place. The dirt roads may be impassible when wet and there
is usually no water, services or cell phone access. Skutumpah is a backway and
should only be traveled in dry conditions. Call for road and weather information
before travel: 435.644.4680
I want to thank my hiking partner, Bo
Beck, for all his
help in creating this guide for the Grand Staircase and the surrounding areas.
Grand Staircase-Escalante Pictures
Skutumpah Road Pictures
Cottonwood Road Pictures
Bull Valley Gorge to Willis Creek
Willis Creek to Sheep Creek
Lick Wash Pictures
Lick Wash - Beyond the Narrows
Wahweap Hoodoos Pictures
Grosvenor Arch Pictures
Cottonwood Slot Canyon Pictures
Hackberry Canyon Pictures
Yellow Rock Pictures
Round Valley Draw Pictures
White Hoodoo Pictures
At the edge of the Grand Staircase-Escalante
Paria Canyon Pictures
Wave (North Coyote Buttes)
Paw Hole (South Coyote Buttes)
(South Coyote Buttes)
Cobra Arch Pictures
Buckskin Gulch Pictures
Near the Glendale entrance to the
East Zion Slot Canyon Photos