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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
Willis Creek is a must do hike!
This is a gorgeous, isolated and easy walk through a cool slot canyon in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM). Children will love to climb into all the
small caves in the rock.The beautiful Willis Creek Slot Canyon in the
Grand Staircase-Escalante is an easy and fun trail that is an adventure for the
Grand Staircase-Escalante Hiking
Entrance Fees: There are no fees to enter the
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument or to hike the GSENM trails listed
on this page. Road
GSENM Hiking: Skutumpah Terrace
From the east side of Zion National Park, enter the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument from
Glendale, Utah. Follow the Bench Road to the junction with Skutumpah Road
and the GSENM kiosk. Continue on Skutumpah Road to the next GSENM kiosk. After
the kiosk, it's another 3.5 miles out of the monument and onto the paved scenic backway
to (Kodachrome Basin Road) Cannonville. There is a staffed GSENM Visitors Center
Willis Creek Slot Canyon
Lick Wash Slot Canyon
Bull Valley Gorge Slot Canyon
GSENM: Cottonwood Road
GSENM Hiking: Wahweap
Round Valley Draw
Flooding is a danger in any slot canyon so check the weather
reports before hiking.
Drive about 35 miles west from Page, Arizona or 40 miles east of Kanab, Utah.
The turn-off is located on the south (right side coming from Kanab) side of highway
89 between mile markers 25 and 26 at a curve in the road at the end of a guard
rail. Turn at the unmarked dirt road. This is House Rock Road.
North Coyote Buttes - "The
South Coyote Buttes - Cottonwood
South Coyote Buttes - Paw
Paria Canyon - Cobra Arch
Paria Canyon - White Pocket
Bryce Canyon Hiking
Visiting nearby Bryce
Canyon National Park is easy from Cannonville. After spending time in Bryce
Canyon, drive 9 miles east to Red
Zion National Park Hiking
Make sure and return to Highway 89 (Heritage
Highway) heading south, and up to Highway 14 to Cedar
Breaks or continue to the junction of Highways 89 & 9 on
the east side of Zion National Park.
Zion National Park is Utah's most visited and without a doubt most spectacular