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Travel Blogs from Escalante
The drive from Bryce to Escalante and north to Boulder is along Scenic Byway 12 - a very spectacular and varied drive through even more of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
We got to Escalante and basically drove straight through, stopping on the spur of the moment at the Hole-in-the-Rock memorial, just on the north side of …
... A mile further, I spotted a campground to the left. I looked at the down-sloped road into the camp and then back to my intended route, which was quickly becoming a walk-worthy climb, and I thought about the awful exit tomorrow. What am I doing out here on this trip if I'm concerned with hills and daily miles rather than beautiful places to camp? I turned left. I got a site that is lined with dense trees and an ...
... front panniers all had me a little freaked out and ready for a short day. I got into town, quickly found the first campground, and set up my tent. Once I started looking around the area, I realized there was a state park and national forest just a few miles further. Instead, I chose an expensive KOA that I don't need any amenities from. I feel dumb, but this only helps ...
In retrospect, writing this in February 2014, I am amazed that this trip to Escalante wasn't a disaster as it was never going to live up to my expectations. On our first trip here, we had had a stunningly good time giving G his best birthday to date. I wanted our 17th Wedding Anniversary to be a similar sort of day ... and it never was going to be. The room we were in wasn't as good as the room the previous trip, the wi-fi was iffy, the restaurant ...
... park is named for huge white domes that resemble the U.S. Capitol and the reef of seemingly impassable rocks. It contains a Waterpocket Fold that is part of the San Rafael Swell.
We then walked through an orc**********g the Fremont River; and to the Gifford Homestead, built in 1908. It is typical of an early 20th century Utah farmhouse; part museum and part country store. We were treated to peach, apple and cherry pie by Pat ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
- Pets allowed