Yellow Rock Tour Grand Staircase

Grand Circle Tours-AZ

What You'll Get

The slot canyons and rock formations of southern Utah comprise some of the most challenging and demanding terrain in North America. Painted rocks jut out of a broken landscape of ancient riverbeds, sheer cliffs, and bald sandstone domes of varying shades of red, orange and yellow. Scrub brush and desert plants cling to life across dry rock plateaus while lush cottonwoods provide shade from the sun along rare creeks and streams.  Much of the landscape was once part of an ancient sea floor millions of years ago, and while the imposing terrain appears nearly inaccessible at first, it provides rare opportunities to capture scenes of aching beauty and unique vistas for those willing to brave the steep slopes of the ancient rock formations.  

Your hike up one of these formations, the Yellow Rock, starts at 8am in the morning before the sun rises too far in the sky.  From the trailhead, you'll head straight up the rocks, occasionally scrambling up slick rock and polished stone as you rise higher above the road and the views begin to take shape.  From the top of Yellow Rock, you'll be treated to some of the best views of the Grand Staircase-Escalante area.  There is no trail at the top, so you'll need to be cautious as you move from vantage point to vantage point trying to capture the incredible beauty of the painted desert landscape.  

The entire experience, from start to end, takes 7-8 hours and requires you to be moderately fit complete the demanding hike.  Although your guide will provide you with water and recommendations throughout the day, it is also important to bring plenty of water and prepare appropriately during the summer months, as temperatures to venture above 100F.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • Guided hiking tour to top of Yellow Rock
  • Pick-up from Kanab
  • Bottle Water

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees

Departure Point
Paria contact station

Departure Time
Daily at 8am

7 hours

Voucher Info
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