Boondocking in Utah’s Grand Staircase-Esclante National Monument

October 7-13, 2019 Day 19: We Arrive at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument We spent the morning moving roughly 80 miles from Bear Valley RV Park just north of Panguitch, Utah to a sweet boondocking spot in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. We have plenty of space between us and the closest neighbors as well as beautiful …

Capitol Reef National Park’s Upper Muley Twist, April 2017

Multiple arches and stunning sandstone formations in this remote section of Capitol Reef National Park Distance: 11.0 miles roundtrip Type: out and back (lollipop option available) Difficulty: moderate Best season: spring & fall Day six of our spring vacation to Utah for some fun in the sun. Our hike for the day was Upper Muley …

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s Upper Calf Creek Falls, April 2017

Beautiful desert waterfall, cascades and pools on this short hike in Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument  Distance: 2.3 miles round trip  Type: Y shape  Difficulty: moderate due to 657’ elevation loss/gain, most of this in the first half mile  Best season: spring and fall  Note: you’ll want shoes with good traction for the steep descent …

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s Bighorn Canyon, April 2017

Colorful sandstone formations and fun slot canyon in the heart of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Distance: 6.5 miles as described here (longer options available) Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate due to loose sand Best season: spring and fall Note: this is not an official trail. There are no signs at the trailhead or …

Backpacking Utah’s Neon & Choprock Canyons Day 3, April 2017

Unique pothole arches, stunning canyons, narrows, and rock art—Utah’s Escalante River at its finest Distance: 22.5 miles round trip for the three day backpack described here     Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with 1,200′ elevation loss from Egypt to Escalante River, numerous river crossings for the route described here Best season: spring and …

Backpacking Utah’s Neon & Choprock Canyons Day 2, April 2017

Unique pothole arches, stunning canyons, narrows, and rock art—Utah’s Escalante River at its finest Distance: 22.5 miles round trip for the three day backpack described here     Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with 1,200′ elevation loss from Egypt to Escalante River, numerous river crossings for the route described here Best season: spring and …

Backpacking Utah’s Neon & Choprock Canyons Day 1, April 2017

Unique pothole arches, stunning canyons, narrows, and rock art—Utah’s Escalante River at its finest Distance: 22.5 miles round trip for the three day backpack described here or 9.5 mile round trip day hike to Golden Cathedral from Egypt TH    Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with 1,200′ elevation loss from Egypt to Escalante River, …