Escalante River Trailhead

What not to miss

Escalante Natural Arch
Escalante Natural Bridge
Playing along Escalante River

The Escalante River Trailhead is located adjacent to the byway on the upstream side of the Escalante River Bridge here in the heart of the Escalante Canyons region of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Hiking or backpacking either up or downstream from this trailhead is through a canopy of cottonwoods between the stunning walls of burnished sandstone towering above the river. The Escalante Natural Bridge and Escalante Natural Arch are just two of the geologic wonders accessible via this trailhead. During warm-weather months, the Escalante River is normally fordable, but visitors should check current conditions before exploring the many popular riverside and side canyon routes.