Discover Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on an exhilarating hike through slot canyons and sandstone cliffs
The scenic canyons and expanses of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are much less crowded than the red rocks of Utah’s most famous national parks. Put your backpacking or day hiking skills to the test with these two secluded hikes in the southeast portion of the park. See towering sandstone cliffs and arches, slip through winding slot canyons, and splash your way through streams and waterfalls. Temperatures rise in the summer, so it’s best to plan your adventure for spring or fall. Because these trails are less traveled, it’s imperative to brush up on basic orienteering skills and arrive prepared.
The footage from this video comes to us from runner, adventurer, and author Morgan Sjogren while she was researching her book The Best Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Hikes (out later in 2019) with videographer and co-author Michael Versteeg and hiking companion Tom Alward. Outlandish: Fuel Your Epic, a chronicle of her two-plus years of life on the road including recipes, is out now. Follow Morgan’s adventures on her Instagram.