If you love hiking, the entire Beehive State is paradise. Southern Utah offers some of the state’s most iconic beauty, from its arches to its slot canyons, and the little town of Escalante is surrounded by all of it. Here are just five of the many hiking trails you’ll find fairly close to town.
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One final word about hiking near Escalante. This area is vast and contains some tough terrain. Search and Rescue is often called to save unprepared and lost hikers out here. Make sure that you’re fully prepared to hike this region. Bring plenty of water, check with the BLM in Escalante to get information about possible flash floods, and don’t attempt a hike that you’re not skilled enough to navigate. Finally, practice the hiker’s code of ethics: take only photographs and leave only footprints so that hikers after you will enjoy the same stunning scenery.
Do you have a favorite hiking trail near Escalante?
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Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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