Welcome to Escalante
Your gateway to the north side of the Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument (GSENM), Escalante is a mix of ranchers, old-timers, artists and post-monument-creation outdoors-lovers. The town itself doesn't exude character, but a friendly selection of lodgings and restaurants make it a decent base camp. Numerous outfitters make this their base for hiking excursions, and you could, too. At the head of several park back roads, it's not far from the most popular GSENM hikes.