Escalante River


Aug 9, 2007
Nick submitted a new Trail Guide:

Escalante River

The Escalante River offers outstanding scenery as it winds through a deep canyon gorge in the heart of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The remote location of the Escalante River helped it to be the last river of its size to be discovered in the continental United States. The river spans approximately 90 miles from the town of Escalante to its terminus at Lake Powell. This trail description covers the first 15 miles of the river between the town of Escalante and the bridge on Highway 12.

The Upper Escalante River is best completed as an overnight backpack from the Town Trailhead to the Highway 12 Bridge, but can also be completed as an out-and-back from either end. Numerous attractions near each end of the hike make this an appealing route for day hikers as well.

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