Southern Utah is an adventurer’s playground. From sweeping red rock to hidden waterfall oases, there’s something to satisfy even the most avid outdoorsman. Summertime sunshine means it’s time to gather your day-pack, strap on your hiking boots and hit the road to Escalante! Canyon Country Lodge thinks that three simple things make a visit to Escalante a must-do trip this summer:
The Gateway to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Nearly 2 million acres of vast vistas, ancient rock formations and rugged terrain lay waiting for you to explore in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Plus, the entrance to the monument is just a short drive from Southern Utah’s premiere hotel (that’s us!).
Driving Utah’s Scenic Byway 12
This road is one of a select handful of “All-American Roads” in the country. In short, that means that UT-12 is a National Scenic Byway that MUST be seen to be believed. Nestled between Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT-12 takes you through some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. Canyon Country Lodge marks the perfect midway pit-stop to rest and relax before finishing the drive.
The State’s Best Hikes
Escalante is a stone’s throw from some truly breathtaking hikes. Beat the heat by taking a dip in the pool at the end of the Calf Creek Falls hike, or wiggle your way through one of the many slot canyons nearby (Peek-a-Boo Gulch and Spooky Gulch are our favorites).Where ever you decide to explore, you’re in for bright sun, high heat and sandy red trails, so be sure to bring plenty of water!
Come Visit Canyon Country Lodge and Escalante, Utah!
If adventure is in your blood, then Escalante is calling your name! Book a room today with Canyon Country Lodge for the perfect basecamp, pit-stop or launching point for your summer fun. See you on the trails!