The gateway to Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and Capitol Reef National Park, Utah’s Scenic Highway 12 passes through some of the most ruggedly beautiful landscapes in the North America. Designated an All-American Road, Scenic Byway 12 provides views of slickrock canyons, red rock cliffs, and alpine wilderness. State parks such as Kodachrome Basin, Escalante, and Anasazi are located not far off the route. When traveling the route, book your accommodations at Slot Canyons Inn, located approximately halfway through the 124-mile road in the town of Escalante. Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef are only an hour away from us.
If you want to get away from the crowds so common closer to Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon, Escalante, Utah is a great alternative. Slot Canyons Inn lies on the outskirts of Escalante on a scenic, 160-acre property that features Indian ruins, petroglyphs, and a two-tiered waterfall. Our accommodations include amenities such as patios, fireplaces, jetted tubs, DVD players and TVs. If you are traveling in a small group, book your lodging at the historic Isaac Riddle Cabin, a restored former pioneer residence that features many comforts, including a washer, a dryer, a full kitchen and a covered deck where you can admire the surrounding scenery.
Hiking in Grand Staircase-Escalante, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef is a rewarding experience. Grand Staircase-Escalante features slot canyons, arches, and stands of rock pinnacles and spires to explore. Bryce Canyon’s natural amphitheaters display a vast array of colorful rock “hoodoos” that can be viewed from along the rim of by descending below the rim on the park’s network of trails. Some of the most popular scenic spots in Capitol Reef are its narrow canyons, Capitol Gorge and the Grand Wash, and its natural rock spans, Hickman Bridge and Cassidy Arch. If you are planning to spend three days to a week in Escalante, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef should be on your itinerary and Slot Canyons Inn should be your lodging headquarters.