4 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •
Let me be up front, driving a Prius in Grand Staircase-Escalante is not recommended. We ran into many roads we just could not travel down, many we shouldn't have but attempted anyway, and miles and miles of washboard roads. However, a careful driver can make it to many interesting places if you care not about the wear and tear on your vehicle. Prior to our trip we had made some costly repairs, and I'm pretty sure this trip is going to have an affect down the road. That being said, next time I hope to have a different vehicle.
It was hot, dusty, awful on our car, but an amazing place, even though I only saw such a tiny part of it.