grand staircase escalante national monument / utah

lottery for the wave permission buck skin canyon buck skin canyon spooky canyon

A still relatively young national park, however one of the largest. President Clinton signed 1996 to protect this vast area (6800 square kilometers) between bryce, capitol reef and glen canyon. The area is touristy not yet developed and so many areas can be reached only via”dirt roads” which become impassable after havy rainfalls. Especially the “slot canyons” can fill quickly with thunderous water. The lack of infrastructure makes the experience of nature more intense, especially because there are overnight stay permits available. And so i was able to take a picture from the “groswenor arch” at night.

For the famous “wave” we hadn´t got a permit. You can get it via a lottery (only 10 perimits a day) we tried it on two days but we failed twice.

We will come back next year and try it again. Promised!

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