Sand and Rock
miles RT ; -600ft loss down
|Map: see details
none needed follow rock cairns
This is a short hike
over slickrock with cairns to show the way. Farther along the trail
shows better when the rock gives way to soil. The views right from the
trail register are stunning and varied with much variety of geological
formations and rocks. The falls are cool with a sort of oasis appeal
along the creek. Be sure to take a little water because the rocks and
the climb will bring a little thirst. There are no fees for this hike.
Always hike with
plenty of water in the desert and keep an extra supply of water and
food in your car. Let someone know when you leave and when you are to
The unsigned spur road leading
to the parking area is located on the west side of U12 between mileposts
81 and 82, 22.4 miles NE of Escalante on the Escalante-Boulder highway.
The short (200-300 yards) spur road is rough and sandy. If you are driving
a low clearance vehicle park on the side of road at a pull out. (Lat:37.85899
Also, you can pickup
free maps of the area all around at the visitors center in Escalante,
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