Escalante River - Hike and Horseback near Escalante, Utah
Escalante River Trailhead, Escalante, UT 84726, USA,Escalante,Utah
37.7713728, -111.5793341
1.2 miles E of Escalante, Utah
Address: Escalante River Trailhead, Escalante, UT 84726, USA
GPS: 37°46'16.9"N 111°34'45.6"W
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State: Utah

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From Escalante, Utah

  1. Head east on W Main St toward S Center St (0.4 mi)
  2. Turn left onto E Main St (358 ft)
  3. Turn left onto N 300 E (0.2 mi)
  4. Turn right onto 190 N St (0.4 mi)
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katiemia

3/14/17 11:40 am 6/16/16
We went in June 2016. There was the perfect amount of just warm enough water in the river running through the canyon. It was cold enough to filter and drink and warm enough to walk through comfortably. We took 3 days to do the 15 miles. The first night we went about 2 miles and stayed at the amphitheater that was amazing, with pictographs and amazing stars. About 2 or 3 miles from the end, on day 3, we can across 3 natural arches. they were way neat. Along the way we saw ancient grainaries high in the cliffs. The canyons were tall and would have been impossible to climb, so just plan on going through to the end. We spent about half the time walking in water. It almost rarely was knee high, usually mid-calf. The other time the trail was sand. It would get hot, so the water was a nice relief. The thing to watch out for is flash floods, so know the signs and what to do and watch the weather for a fee days before entering. The trail would be doable in one day, but it was fun to take it easy and really enjoy the beauty. The cliffs changed and round very corner and it took way longer than it should have because we stopped so often to look around. I would say this hike is great for anyone who can carry a pack big enough to hold their own supplies.
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Trails

Distance ?

12.1 miles

Elevation Gain ?

-555 feet

Real Ascent ?

684 feet

Real Descent ?

1,239 feet

Avg Grade (-0°)

-1%

Grade (-26° to 26°)

-49% to 48%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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