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Utah: Grand Staircase-Escalante Self-Guided Driving Tour

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Utah: Grand Staircase-Escalante Self-Guided Driving Tour

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Discover one of Utah’s hidden wonders on a self-guided driving tour of the Grand Staircase-Escalante. Learn its secrets via your app guide.

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Free cancellation
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

The experience
  • Drive atop the summit of one of the natural wonders of the world
  • Visit a petrified forest and learn what created this fascinating landmark
  • See sparkling waterfalls and colourful cliffs from numerous astonishing overlooks
  • Learn the history of the land and unearth is buried secrets, including dinosaur bones and more
  • Follow your app guide through stunning Utah landscapes on a tour developed by local guides
Full description
Explore the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on a self-guided tour. Follow the app's directions and learn about the area's history, geology, flora, fauna, and tribal legends. Download the app and start your adventure into the stunning Utah landscape near the Red Canyon Visitor Center, perched high up on the rocky cliffs of Flaming Gorge. Admire the views of the vast Red Canyon, carved by the Green River many eons ago. Next, pass by Bryce Canyon National Park and get a crash course in geology. Then, reach the staircase itself, and get an insight into the ancient Fremont, Puebloans, and the Paiute who once called this land home. Leap back in time another 75 million years and learn why the staircase is so rich in dinosaur fossils. Drive to the next stop at the breathtaking Powell Point vista, where you can see the land unfurl for miles and miles in front of you. Continue into the Escalante Petrified Forest, another geological time machine, before heading to Spooky Gulch, a particularly narrow and winding crevasse that is ideal for hiking. Then, make your way to Upper Calf Creek Falls before following the famous Hogback, a dramatic, winding roadway with stunning views off to both sides. Sail through the tiny town of Boulder to Dixie National Forest. Take in the unique Heritage Overlook and Homestead Overlook. Marvel at the panoramic views of the whole landscape of Dixie Forest and the Grand Staircase. End your tour at Capitol Reef, where you will learn about wildfires.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour via an app
  • Unique password (sent by email) to access the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

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Meeting point

• This self-guided experience begins at the Red Canyon Visitor Center, 5375 UT-12, Panguitch, UT 84759, USA. • Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. • These steps require good data/wifi. • From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • * Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The tour app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one.
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person.
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app needed to take the tour and a unique password to access the tour within the app.
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists.
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms.
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change.
Customer reviews

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This was an informative guide. There were lengthy gaps between chapters and we thought that these gaps could be filled in by providing more information or stories about the history in that area. We did notice some stories repeated between this guide and the Bryce Canyon guide. Overall this is a great way to have your own personal tour guide.

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September 20, 2021

September 25, 2021

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Product ID: 400612