Hiking The Escalante River Trail
The 9th most popular hiking trail in Utah.
Monday 27 June 2016 03:53 GMT
Starting in Escalante in the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, the Escalante River Trail runs 70+ miles from town east and southeast to Glen Canyon.
For a shorter hike, try Escalante to SR12, just south of Boulder. The signed trailhead is just east of Escalante. This moderate hike is in and out of ankle to knee deep water along the scenic upper Escalante River canyon. There are opportunities for side trips up Death Hollow and Sand Creek. The hike ends at the Highway 12 bridge trailhead. Flash floods are always a danger.
Overall, Escalante River Trail is the 9th most popular hiking trail of all 38 hikes in Utah. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Escalante River Trail including Wolverine Loop, Lower Calf Creek Falls and Paria River Canyon.