The Escalante Subdistrict has no marina or launch ramp to access to Lake Powell. It does, however, provide for some of the best backcountry hiking and camping experiences within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The lower section of the Escalante River, approximately 12 miles, can be reached by boat from the main channel of Lake Powell. All of the canyons in the Escalante drainage feature excellent hiking opportunities.
Escalante Interagency Visitor Info App
We have an app! Use your phone to discover the Escalante region and stay safe. Search "Escalante Visitor Info" in your app store. The mobile app features weather and flash flooding alerts, interactive and downloadable maps, road conditions, and a decision tree planning tool.
There is great general Trip Planning information on the Coyote Gulch page. Note that fires are not permitted in any drainages of the Escalante River and all of its tributaries. This is the same for the Grand Staircase-Escal
Escalante is a small town, typical of rural southern Utah, however most major tourist services are available, including: motels, a Bed & Breakfast, RV Parks, gas stations (including towing service and auto mechanic), restaurants, grocery stores, a farm supply center, art galleries and gift shops. There is a medical clinic that is open Monday through Friday. The nearest hospital is in Panguitch, about 70 miles west of Escalante. The Escalante Interagency Office is located on the west side of town. This houses a visitor information center, as well as the combined offices for the Dixie National Forest, the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and the Escalante Subdistrict of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There are also numerous Forest Service, BLM, and State Park campgrounds in the area.