I’ve been getting to the “Four Corners” of the USA for hiking about once a year.
Next trip I plan on checking out Grand Staircase – Escalante and Capitol Reef.
The best hiking photos I can find on this region are posted by Phil Armitage:
The 1.7 million acres of the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, together with the nearby Death Hollow wilderness and Capitol Reef National Park, contain some of the best canyon hiking to be found in the Southwest US.
Although the region is famous for its slot canyons, backpacking trips, and technical canyoneering possibilities, the relatively sparsely visited area also has easier trails that can be accessed out of the small towns of Boulder and Escalante.
This page summarizes some of the best day hikes I’ve found in the Escalante. …