Your Guide to Attractions and Activities on Utah's Scenic Byways

Escalante

What not to miss

Escalante Interagency Visitor Center
Hole-in-the-Rock Heritage Center

Escalante was settled in 1876 by Mormon pioneers who were advised by members of the second Powell Expedition to name the town after the river running through the valley. The river had been named a few years earlier for Silvestre Velez de Escalante, a Spanish priest and explorer who had travelled through the region searching for a route between Santa Fe and California.

Escalante is often called the “Heart of Scenic Byway 12” as it is nestled between the elevated meadows of the Aquarius and Kaiparowits Plateaus and the low desert country surrounding the Escalante Canyons in the middle of the byway. Festivals honoring both the area’s rich heritage and its ability to inspire artists are held annually.

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Newsworthy

Visit the outdoor exhibits at the Escalante Heritage Center. east of the High School.

Services

Auto Repair
Bank/ATM
Campground
Clinic/Hospital
Dump Station
Fuel
Grocery Store
Lodging
Picnic Area
Post Office
Public Phone
Restaurant
Restroom
Showers
Visitor Centers
Water

Activities

Cattle Drives
Interpretive Information
Off Highway Vehicle Use