Come Visit Canyon Country Lodge and Escalante, Utah!
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:
Escalante is 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. 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!
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!
Although the entire Escalante area is magnificent, here are 3 places you should check out!
Calf Creek Falls
This 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 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.