Hiking Zebra Canyon In Escalante, Utah

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Hiking Zebra Canyon In Escalante, Utah

Zebra Slot Canyon Escalante 3

Hiking Zebra Canyon In Escalante, Utah

  Photos and words by Dylan H. Brown Just outside of Escalante, only a short 5-mile drive down the Hole-in-the-Rock Road, tucked in the expansive sedimentary rock of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is one of the most stunning slot canyons around, Zebra Canyon. Although there is no trailhead marker, the parking lot and trail…
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Peek-A-Boo And Spooky Slot Canyons

Slot Canyon Escalante Boulder 3

Peek-A-Boo And Spooky Slot Canyons

Photos and words by Dylan H. Brown There are few places in the world where children and adults rejoice together in unadulterated excitement. The only thing that might compare to the Peek-a-boo and Spooky slot canyons is a theme park. But excitement in the high Utah desert beats out the high found in large cities.…
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Wildflowers Cottonwood Rd Escalante Utah

White stem Evening Primrose

Wildflowers Cottonwood Rd Escalante Utah

March 30 & 31 2014 we drove (4-wheel drive NOT needed) Cottonwood road from Cannonville to a camp spot above Big Water, Utah. We found many wildflowers blooming along the way. Indian Paintbrush and Evening Paintbrush were easy to identify. [caption id="attachment_2982" align="alignright" width="300"] Lower Desert wildflower[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_2978" align="alignleft" width="300"] Globe Mallow and…
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Boulder Mail Trail Boulder to Escalante Utah

Boulder Mail Trail Boulder to Escalante

Boulder Mail Trail Boulder to Escalante Utah

The Boulder Mail Trail is a popular hiking/backpacking/trail running route that links Escalante and Boulder, crossing over slick rock, several rivers and weaves between Pinion and Juniper trees and sagebrush.  Mules were the mode of transportation to deliver mail and supplies between the towns on Boulder Mail Trail for decades. Water can be found in…
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