Lodging Escalante Utah
About Slot Canyons Inn
The Slot Canyons Inn is located 5 miles west of the town of Escalante which lies on the western edge of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, a picturesque region of canyons, arches, plateaus and cliffs. We are located at the mouth of a canyon with a stream that flows with cool, clear waters from the highest plateau in North America. Wildlife abound in the canyons around us and don’t be surprised if from your room you see wild turkeys, deer, and many of the wild animals native to this region. Click here for a maps of the regional area and Inn’s location.
For the past 4 years Brigham Young University has been excavation the North Creek Shelter site directly behind the inn. Radiocarbon dating has placed the site as the oldest on the Northern Colorado Plateau. (11,000 YRS). With artifacts and features linked to historic Numic, Anasazi, Fremont, Archaic and Paleoarchaic groups.
Bryce Canyon National Park lies to the southwest (1 hour) of our location in Escalante, Utah, Capitol Reef National Park is to the north (1 hour) and GlenCanyon National Recreation area (Lake Powell) is to the East. We are bordered on the west and north by the Aquarius plateau with hundreds of lakes for fishing and an expansive area for viewing wildlife and exploration.Scenic Byway 12 winds past our property and is the major access road for the Grand Staircase monument. This route was just designated as an All-American Road by the national byways organization. Near the town of Escalante there are back roads which offer access to sections of the monument such as:
- The Burr Trail – Going south east from the town of Boulder
- The “Hole-in-the-Rock road – south east from the town of Escalante
- Cottonwood Canyon Road – south from Cannonville and connects with highway 59 going to Lake Powell.
This region offers a myriad of activities for the person who is adventurous in spirit:
Come for a few days and give yourself some leeway in your itinerary. You’ll wish you had more than a week just to become familiar with all there is to see and do in this magnificent region. Go a different direction every day for six or seven days and you won’t see the same thing twice, nor will you be satisfied that you have had enough. So come and get a taste of what we have to offer…we expect you’ll be coming back season after season!
Mid June – Cattle go up on the mountain
In October – they come down on their own and they come to the bridge on the Slot Canyons Inn property – cowboys come and get the animals as they come down. This is a unique event to see the cows coming down off the mountain on their own accord. There’s still quite a bit of the real western cowboy life in Escalante.
Heritage Day Festival – Memorial Day Weekend
Fourth of July – Boulder City Parade
Pioneer Day (24th of July) – Escalante
Last weekend in September – Escalante Canyons Art Festival and plein air competition
Thank you for the beautiful, peaceful experience.
Andy and Megan ~ Nevada
Majestic scenery and the inn was magic!
Stephanie and Cory ~ Canada
This has been our greatest B & B experience.
Tim and Jennifer ~ South Carolina