Grand Staircase--Escalante National Monument stretches over 1.8 million acres across southern Utah and contains an almost infinite number of excellent hiking trails. However, there are a number of great hikes relatively close to Loa as you head toward Boulder, Utah and Escalante, Utah. We've listed a few of our favorites, below. Most of these hikes are just minutes off Highway 12, and relatively easy to access. Basically, they allow you to enjoy Escalante without spending most of your time reaching your destination. For more information, feel free to give us a call.