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Escalante is a beautiful section of Utah's red rock country. The region is vast, and diverse. Boasting tight slots, deep flowing canyons, and grand views, this is a place that would take more than a lifetime to see in its entirety.
The Escalante town proper can outfit most needs. Be sure when venturing far from pavement that you have plenty of food, water, and gas. Help is often a long ways away in these parts.
For a more detailed overview, visit the BLM information site. Or, visit the wikipedia page .
Due to its diversity, you can visit anytime of year. In the heat of the summer, the Escalante river, or Coyote Gulch make great refuges from the sun. In the winter, there is a lot of exploring to be done starting from the paved roads. Spring and fall are idyllic, although with fall often comes the monsoon season where flashflood danger is highest in canyons.
Escalante has some of the best dispersed camping in southern Utah. Most of the area is BLM with few regulations. Though very unregulated, please try and re-use existing camp spots and always practice minimum impact camping. If campground camping is more your style, I can't recommend the Calf Creek Falls campground enough. Along the Escalante river and areas with springs, bugs can be an absolute menace is spring and summer. Bring bug spray.