Escalante Natural Bridge Trail

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

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Escalante Natural Bridge Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Phipps-Death Hollow Outstanding Natural Area. It is two miles long and begins at 5,209 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 426 feet. The Escapanti River Trailhead (elevation 5,328 feet) attraction is near the trailhead. There is also parking. The Cliff House attraction can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Escalante Natural Bridge attraction.
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Escalante Natural Bridge Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Phipps-Death Hollow Outstanding Natural Area. It is two miles long and begins at 5,209 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 426 feet. The Escapanti River Trailhead (elevation 5,328 feet) attraction is near the trailhead. There is also parking. The Cliff House attraction can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Escalante Natural Bridge attraction.
Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Distance: 2.0
Elevation Gain: 426 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 5,209 feet
Top Elevation: 5,296 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Escalante Natural Bridge Trail
Parks: Phipps-Death Hollow Outstanding Natural Area
Elevation Min/Max: 5190/5296 ft
Elevation Start/End: 5209/5209 ft

Escalante Natural Bridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The upper Escalante River canyon, between the town of Escalante and the UT 12
bridge, is not only one of the most beautiful parts of the 85-mile long canyon, it is
also the easiest to reach."

"The last major river to be discovered in the contiguous United States, the 85-mile long Escalante River is beloved by those who enjoy hiking this area for its cool, riparian beauty in the midst of the canyon-country scramble of sandstone walls, canyons, buttes, spires, arches, and general dryness."

"This is the perfect short introduction to the Escalante River area, and despite its brevity it offers up an amazing array of the area’s beauty: a riparian river canyon, soaring sandstone canyon walls, ancient petroglyphs to spot, a natural bridge, and the very pleasant gurgle of water slipping through its course along the entire length of the trail."

"This rewarding day hike combines a walk along the Escalante River, including at
least one ford, with an ascent of dry Phipps Wash and a visit to two distinctive natural
spans, Phipps Arch and Maverick Bridge."

Recent Trail Reviews

10/6/2006
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Looks like a great hike, unfortunately for us rains fed the river and it was unpassable. If you happen to be headed here during or just a day or two after a rain storm, don't bother trying to hike it... you will get very muddy and won't get more than 100 feet past the trailhead.


7/5/2004
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