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Our lunch stop in the slot canyons

Grand Staircase Escalante Slot Canyons Experience

It's dark outside as we climb into the car. I'm already wondering what I've got myself into. I could still be in bed enjoying my Bryce Canyon view. Listening to birds. Drinking coffee. Relaxing. Reading. But instead I have a pit in my stomach from the fear of what lies ahead. No matter. I have every intention of going through with my first canyoneering experience in the Grand Staircase Escalante slot canyons. John and I watch…

The canyon walls get really big

Deer Creek Trail Hike, Escalante Wilderness

Hiking the Escalante Wilderness in Utah is a treat - especially the Deer Creek Trail. On our recent visit to southwestern Utah we decided to do the Deer Creek hike after hearing that the unsigned trail was supposed to be easy to follow. The trailhead was only about seven miles from where we were staying in Boulder - just off the Burr Trail - an exceptionally scenic road that is well worth investigating at the end…

John admiring the view from above Upper Calf Creek Falls

Upper Calf Creek Falls Hike, Escalante Wilderness

If you have a few hours and you're in the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument area of southwestern Utah - between the towns of Escalante and Boulder, then plan to do the 1 - 2 hour hike to Upper Calf Creek Falls. It should definitely be on your to do list as it's a beauty from start to finish. And it's easy. It's easy to combine the Upper Calf Creek Falls hike with the…

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