Escalante River Trail

Escalante, Utah 84726

Escalante River Trail

Escalante River Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Among Utah’s serious hikers, the 85-mile-long Escalante River is well known. The small desert river and its dozens of side canyons contain some of the wildest, most scenic desert wilderness in the United States. It is a region of redrock canyons, sandstone arches, and Anasazi Indian ruins.

The Escalante badlands contain hidden natural treasures guaranteed to give pause to even the most unenthusiastic of hikers. Sadly, none of the BLM managed Escalante drainage has yet been give the protection of a designated wilderness area, but in 1996 it was included in President Clinton's new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
530 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
7.75 hours
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
5,730 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,730 feet
Top Elevation
Escalante Interagency Visitor Center
Local Contacts
Escalante (USGS), Calf Creek (USGS)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018