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Check out Boulder, Utah this summer!

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Where is Boulder, Utah?

Boulder is a small town in Southern Utah just 27 miles Northeast of Escalante and Canyon Country Lodge. Its small population, which is just over a couple hundred, is very friendly and welcoming to all. Everyone enjoys living amid the endless adventure of incredible public lands, immaculate national forest and the amazing Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. Boulder takes its name from nearby Boulder Mountain, a vast timbered plateau of the Dixie National Forest that is above 11,000 feet.

Calf Creek Falls is a great hike for everyone and is located between Escalante and Boulder. It can get a little hot on the 3 mile hike to the waterfalls in the summer months, but is well worth it once you get there. While you’re driving through, make sure to stop and get your grub on at the Hell’s Backbone Grill. Highway 12 travelers rave about the food and the service.


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3 Places You Need To See Near Escalante

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Although the entire Escalante area is magnificent, here are 3 places you should check out!

Calf Creek Falls

devils garden hiking near escalante utah and canyon country lodgeThis is a nice, easy walk/hike to a cool desert waterfall. The trail is about 3 miles to the falls themselves. It’s always fun to take a little dip or at least put your feet in the pools once you get there. The water is very clear and you can swim with the fish for a bit until you’re ready to make the 1 hour walk/hike back to the campground.

Devil’s Garden

Devil’s Garden is relatively small and only takes about 30 minutes to fully explore, and children will love to run
around Devil’s Garden as well. This is a great short hike to do in conjunction with one or more of the other hikes located along Hole in the Rock Road.

Peekaboo & Spooky Gulch

This route is a great three mile loop. It gives you some amazing views and some awesome trail between two amazing slot canyons, Peek-A-Boo which is a slot and corkscrew and Spooky, a narrow slot canyon. Although fun, be careful doing it at night because depending on the time of year, rattlesnakes could be in the brush.


Stop by and stay with us when you come see these 3 places!