Escalante Utah Vacations & Information

Bryce Canyon National Park
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The town of Escalante Utah is 50 miles east of Bryce Canyon National Park in the heart of the state’s amazing parks and desert rock formations.


Escalante UT is a small ranching town (pop. 950) which makes the ideal hub for exploring the surrounding attractions. Take a walking tour of the historic buildings, browse the shops on sleepy Main Street or take a walk beside the Escalante River.


Escalante is in south central Utah, off Hwy 12 and midway between the Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. It is 121 miles east of Cedar City and 28 miles southwest of Boulder, Utah.


Escalante Utah is a small town with a few motels, inns and bed and breakfast establishments, an RV park and campgrounds nearby. Escalante has cafés, grocery stores and outfitters providing for visitors’ needs.


  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Climbing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • ATVing
  • Alpine and cross country skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Scenic drives


  • Petrified Forest State Park - 5 miles
  • Aquarius Plateau - 18 miles
  • Escalante/Grand Staircase National Monument – 34 miles
  • Bryce Canyon National Park – 50 miles
  • Capitol Reef National Park – 75 miles
  • Cedar City – 121 miles

Getting Here

From Escalante, head west on Hwy 12, one of the most scenic drives in the US. After 50 miles, just after the small towns of Henrieville and Tropic, follow signs into Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Escalante, Utah

Escalante City, Utah is a small town of about 900 in southern Utah.