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25 Awesome Things to Do in Escalante, Utah

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Imagine a small outdoorsy town with good amenities but even better views, and you have Escalante, Utah.

Set in the state’s south-central region, Escalante is surrounded by natural wonders and parks, yet remains relatively undiscovered to most travelers to Utah.

Luckily for you, Tim and I have visited this charming outpost numerous times on our southwest travels. Escalante is a perfect base for your next Utah trip with so many hikes, scenic drives, national and state parks, and more to see and do.

Without further ado, here are the 25 best things to do in Escalante!

Devils Garden Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Best Things to Do in Escalante, Utah At-A-Glance

  1. Lower Calf Creek Falls
  2. Upper Calf Creek Falls
  3. Escalante River Trail
  4. Cosmic Ashtray Hike
  5. Devil’s Garden/Metate Arch
  6. Escalante Natural Bridge
  7. Covered Wagon Natural Bridge
  8. Spooky and Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyons
  9. Zebra and Tunnel Slot Canyon
  10. Willis Creek Slot Canyon
  11. Coyote Gulch
  12. Reflection Canyon
  13. 100 Hands Pictographs
  14. Burr Trail
  15. Hole in the Rock Road
  16. Hell’s Backbone Road
  17. Scenic Highway 12
  18. Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
  19. Kodachrome Basin State Park
  20. Anasazi State Park
  21. Bryce Canyon National Park
  22. Capitol Reef National Park
  23. Eat at Hell’s Backbone
  24. Coffee at Kiva Koffeehouse
  25. Grab Pizza at the Escalante Outfitters Cafe

Map of the Best Things to Do in Escalante

Best Hikes to Do in Escalante

Escalante is a hiker’s paradise! Some of our favorite trails in the entire state of Utah are here.

Take a look at our top hikes in Escalante!

PS: Did you know you can take a hiking tour in Escalante? Check out these options to help you get off the beaten path with the safety and expertise of local guides.

1. Hike Lower Calf Creek Falls

If you only have time for one hike in Escalante, make it Lower Calf Creek Falls. This 6-mile round trip trail suits beginner hikes and leads to a magnificent 126-foot tall waterfall deep in the Calf Creek Canyon.

  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 500 feet
  • Time: 3-4 hours
  • AllTrails Link
Lower Calf Creek Falls in Utah

Along the way, you can marvel at the remains of stone granaries and pictographs over 800 years old, testaments to the Fremont people who lived in this region for hundreds of years.

Located 24 minutes from downtown Escalante, the Lower Calf Creek Falls trailhead is on Highway 12. Being one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Utah, it naturally gets pretty busy, so we recommend going early in the morning to beat the crowds (and the heat!).

There is a parking fee of $5 per vehicle, and you can even camp overnight at the campground near the parking lot for $15. With the America the Beautiful Pass, the parking fee is waived and camping is 50% off.

>>> Read more about hiking Lower Calf Creek Falls here!

2. Scramble to Upper Calf Creek Falls

Near the trail for Lower Calf Creek Falls is, you guessed it, Upper Calf Creek Falls! While you cannot access the upper falls from the lower, the parking area is not far.

This waterfall is beautiful in its own right, at 88 feet tall, but it’s far less frequently visited since the trail is more difficult with Class 2 scrambles (albeit shorter). If you are choosing between Upper and Lower Calf Creek Falls, we recommend Lower!

Tip: There’s a small swimming hole at the base of Upper Calf Creek Falls, so bring your swimsuit if you are up for a dip!

3. Cosmic Ashtray Hike

If unique geological formations are your jam, you need to hike to Cosmic Ashtray! This strenuous hike is over 8 miles round trip with nearly 900 feet of elevation change. At the end, you’ll be rewarded with a unique sandstone bowl with a 33-foot-tall rock in the middle.

There is no shade on the route, so be sure to bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Also, you’ll want to make sure you have a GPS or map downloaded of the hike, as there is no established or clearly marked trail. The terrain is mostly slickrock and sand, so sturdy hiking boots are a must.

Safety Tip: Don’t attempt to climb down into the “ashtray” unless you have a rope and know how to use it to climb back out!

Check out this hiking tour to Cosmic Ashtray for a guided option.

4. Explore Devil’s Garden and Metate Arch

Devil’s Garden is one of my favorite areas to explore near Escalante! Located on Hole In The Rock Road, Devil’s Garden is a unique spot with strange rock formations that will make you feel like you are on another planet.

Devils Garden Escalante. Metate Arch

Make sure you see Metate Arch, a cool arch formation amidst the rocks.

Also, bring your camera, because Devil’s Garden is a photographer’s playground, full of eye-catching compositions.

There are toilets and picnic tables near the large parking lot, so stay a while and enjoy!

5. Hike to Escalante Natural Bridge

This easy hike off Highway 12 between Boulder and Escalante leads to a stunning skyline arch standing 130 feet above the ground.

Tip: Be prepared for 5 river crossings each way. We recommend wearing water shoes! Water levels will be highest in spring due to snowmelt runoff. Be cautious!

6. Escalante River Trail and Bowington Arch

For a relaxing hike along the Escalante River, this scenic trail is a great choice for families and experienced hikers alike. The Escalante River Trail starts on the opposite side of Highway 12 from the Escalante Natural Bridge Trail, making this is a great alternative or add-on.

Tip: Take the side trail to the north about 2.5 miles in to hike to Bowington Arch. This detour adds 2.2 miles to the hike, bringing it to 8.2 miles total.

7. Covered Wagon Natural Bridge

Another fun arch hike is the trail to Covered Wagon Natural Bridge. This super-short trail is perfect for those who want to see a unique natural rock bridge with minimal hiking effort.

Tip: This trail is located down a long dirt road. Don’t attempt in wet conditions or if it has recently rained.

8. Spooky and Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyons

Spooky and Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyons are two legendary slot canyons famous for their smooth curving sandstone walls.

In addition to being incredibly narrow (as little as 10 inches wide in some parts), these canyons require a bit of scrambling and climbing to navigate. If that sounds like more than you’ve bargained for, check out Dry Fork Narrows instead. It’s a photogenic and easy walk through a wider canyon.

>>> Read more about Dry Fork Narrows, Spooky, and Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyons here.

9. Zebra and Tunnel Slot Canyon

Zebra and Tunnel Slot Canyons are two more captivating slot canyons located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. These canyons offer stunning geological formations and a bit of adventure for those willing to hike to them.

Zebra Slot Canyon is named for its striking, zebra-striped walls formed by layers of red and white sandstone. It’s a narrow and picturesque slot canyon, known for its beautiful patterns and the challenge it presents in navigating its tight spaces.

Tunnel Slot Canyon, often explored in conjunction with Zebra, is a short but fascinating slot canyon with a tunnel-like appearance due to its narrow, winding passageways.

PS: Here’s a guided Zebra Slot Canyon tour option if you don’t want to go it alone!

10. Willis Creek Narrows Trail

Willis Creek Slot Canyon is another slot canyon that offers an accessible and beautiful hiking experience through classic southern Utah scenery. The combination of narrow, winding canyon walls and the gentle creek makes for a serene and visually stunning hike.

It’s a great option if you are looking for a relatively easy but rewarding adventure in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Plus, it’s less crowded compared to other famous slot canyons, providing a more peaceful and intimate experience with nature.

11. Coyote Gulch

Typically hiked as part of an overnight backpacking trip, but totally doable as a day-hike, Coyote Gulch is southern Utah’s wilderness at its finest.

Coyote Gulch is one of the most stunning and popular destinations in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, known for its dramatic red rock formations, natural arches, waterfalls, and lush riparian areas. It’s a hiker’s paradise and offers a true backcountry adventure.

Highlights of the trail include Jacob Hamblin Arch, Coyote Natural Bridge, numerous waterfalls and hanging gardens.

12. Reflection Canyon

Reflection Canyon is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever hiked to. The hike starts near the end of the Hole in the Rock Road and traverses sandy terrain and slick rock leading to swirly tendrils of Lake Powell.

Reflection Canyon at sunrise

Tim and I hiked to Reflection Canyon as part of a backpacking trip, which I highly recommend! Getting to see sunset and sunrise here was absolutely magical! Plus, since the hike is fairly long for a day hike, this gives you more time to relax and enjoy!

>>>Read more about our experience backpacking Reflection Canyon.

13. Admire the 100 Hands Pictographs

A short 1-mile round trip walk leads to the stunning 100 Hands pictographs. The 100 Hands Pictograph Site features an array of handprints and other symbols painted on a rock face.

The handprints are thought to be made by the Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) or the Fremont culture, dating back over 1,000 years. The site offers a glimpse into the region’s rich prehistoric past and provides a striking visual experience.

As with all archaeological sites, it’s important to respect the pictographs. Do not touch or damage the rock art.

Best Scenic Drives to do in Escalante

14. Burr Trail

This is one of the craziest scenic drives we’ve ever done! The Burr Trail is a scenic backcountry route offering stunning views and access to some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Utah. Stretching approximately 68 miles, it runs from the town of Boulder, through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and into Capitol Reef National Park.

What makes the road unique is how twisty and steep it is! It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. We had a lot of fun, but just be prepared for some crazy drop-offs!

Burr Trail Road
Burr Trail Road

Key Attractions Along the Burr Trail

  1. Long Canyon: Towering red rock walls on either side that offer excellent photo opportunities.
  2. The Gulch: A side canyon accessible from the Burr Trail, known for its beautiful slot canyon sections and hiking opportunities.
  3. Singing Canyon: A small, easily accessible slot canyon with incredible acoustics. It’s a popular stop for a quick exploration.
  4. Strike Valley Overlook: A detour that offers panoramic views of Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold, a unique geologic formation.
  5. The Burr Trail Switchbacks: A series of steep, tight switchbacks that descend into the Waterpocket Fold. These switchbacks are a highlight of the drive and offer dramatic views.
  6. Waterpocket Fold: This extensive monocline runs through Capitol Reef National Park and is visible along the Burr Trail. It’s a major geologic feature of the region.
  7. Capitol Reef National Park: As the Burr Trail enters Capitol Reef, it provides access to lesser-known parts of the park, including stunning rock formations, natural bridges, and arches.

15. Hole-in-the-Rock Road

Hole-in-the-Rock Road is a historic and scenic backcountry road in southern Utah, stretching approximately 62 miles from Escalante to the edge of Lake Powell. It follows the route taken by the Mormon pioneers in 1879-1880 and offers access to a wealth of stunning natural attractions in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Dance Hall Rock
Dance Hall Rock

High-clearance, 4WD vehicles are recommended, especially after rain.

Key Attractions Along Hole-in-the-Rock Road:

  1. Zebra Slot Canyon (Mile 8)
  2. Devils Garden (Mile 12)
  3. Dry Fork Narrows, Peek-a-Boo, and Spooky Gulch (Mile 26)
  4. Dance Hall Rock (Mile 36)
  5. Coyote Gulch (Mile 39)
  6. Hole-in-the-Rock (Mile 62)
Hole in the Rock
Hole in the Rock

16. Hell’s Backbone Road

Hell’s Backbone Road is a scenic backcountry byway located in southern Utah, offering breathtaking views, rugged terrain, and a sense of adventure. It connects the towns of Boulder and Escalante and provides access to some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the Dixie National Forest.

The highlight of the road is Hell’s Backbone Ridge, a narrow part of the road that spans a deep gorge with stunning views of the surrounding canyons and forest.

17. Scenic Highway 12

Scenic Byway 12, often referred to as Highway 12, is one of the most picturesque and celebrated roads in the United States. Located in southern Utah, this 124-mile route traverses some of the state’s most stunning and diverse landscapes, connecting the towns of Panguitch and Torrey.

  1. Red Canyon
  2. Bryce Canyon National Park
  3. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  4. Kodachrome Basin State Park
  5. Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
  6. Town of Boulder
  7. Burr Trail
  8. Hogback Ridge
  9. Capitol Reef National Park

Best National and State Parks to Visit Near Escalante

18. Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

The amount of petrified wood at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park is absolutely mind-blowing! Tim and I spent an afternoon exploring the park on the Petrified Forest Trail and Sleeping Rainbows Trail.

Petrified wood is the remnants of ancient forests that existed millions of years ago. You can see numerous petrified logs scattered throughout the park, some of which are impressively preserved and retain their original tree-ring patterns.

There are also helpful interpretive displays along the trails that provide information about the petrification process and the park’s geological history.

There is a $10 per vehicle entrance fee for Escalante Petrified Forest State Park.

19. Kodachrome Basin State Park

Kodachrome Basin State Park is a stunning natural area located in southern Utah, near the town of Cannonville, about 50 minutes from Escalante and just a short drive from Bryce Canyon National Park.

Known for its unique rock formations, colorful sandstone spires, and vibrant geological features, Kodachrome Basin offers visitors a chance to explore otherworldly landscapes and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.

We recommend hiking the Panorama Trail, which highlights the best views and features in the park on a 3-mile loop.

There is a $10 per vehicle entrance fee for Kodachrome Basin State Park.

Tip: Don’t miss the nearby Grosvenor Arch!

20. Anasazi State Park Museum

The Anasazi State Park Museum, located in Boulder, Utah, is a fascinating archaeological site and museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history and culture of the Ancestral Puebloans, also known as the Anasazi.

The museum is built around the remains of an ancient Ancestral Puebloan village dating back over 800 years.

Visitors can explore the excavated ruins of several multi-room dwellings, including foundations, walls, and artifacts left behind by the ancient inhabitants.

21. Bryce Canyon National Park

Less than an hour from Escalante, Bryce Canyon National Park is world-famous for its bright orange sandstone hoodoos, which are formed by the continuous erosion of the sedimentary rock layers.

Sunrise Point in Bryce Canyon National Park

You can easily visit all of the viewpoints in Bryce Canyon in a single day, and even add in a short hike. We recommend the Queen’s Garden/Navajo Loop Trail for a short and rewarding 3-mile hike through some of the most iconic spots in the park.

Bryce Canyon National Park charges an entrance fee of $35 per vehicle. Alternatively, we recommend buying the America The Beautiful National Parks Pass which will save you money if you visit 4 or more national parks in a 12 month period.

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22. Capitol Reef National Park

Just an hour from Escalante, Capitol Reef National Park is the most underrated, and least-visited, national park in Utah. Whether you choose to drive the Burr Trail we previously listed above, hike to the Hickman Natural Bridge, or drive Cathedral Valley, we guarantee you’ll be glad you visited this gem. There are so many unique things to see and do in Capitol Reef (here’s a guide to 35 of them!), you can easily spend a day or more here.

Glass Mountain and Temples of the Sun and Moon
Glass Mountain and Temples of the Sun and Moon

Tip: This park is famous for its fruit pies. Get to the Gifford Homestead bright and early when they open at 9 am to grab yours before they sell out!

Check out these Capitol Reef Tours:

Best Places to Eat and Drink in Escalante

23. Eat at Hell’s Backbone

Hell’s Backbone Grill & Farm is a renowned restaurant located in the small town of Boulder, Utah, near the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This award-winning restaurant is celebrated for its commitment to sustainability, farm-to-table dining, and innovative cuisine inspired by the local landscape and traditional Southwestern flavors.

Hell’s Backbone Grill & Farm prides itself on its farm-to-table approach, sourcing a significant portion of its ingredients from its own six-acre farm, as well as from local ranchers and farmers.

We stopped here for dinner on one of our recent trips to Escalante and it was truly impressive to have such a decadent dining experience in what seems like the middle of nowhere!

24. Coffee at Kiva Koffeehouse

Kiva Koffeehouse is a unique and picturesque coffeehouse located along Scenic Byway 12. Nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, this coffeehouse is known for its beautiful architecture, breathtaking views, and delicious offerings.

Kiva Koffeehouse boasts panoramic views of the surrounding canyon, offering a serene and tranquil setting for visitors to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Escalante River Canyon, Kiva Koffeehouse was designed to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. It features local materials and a unique, circular design inspired by traditional Native American kivas, which are round, subterranean ceremonial structures.

The coffeehouse is typically open seasonally from March to November.

25. Get Pizza at Escalante Outfitters Cafe

Don’t let the name fool you! Escalante Outfitters Café is a cozy and beloved dining spot located in the heart of Escalante, Utah. It is part of Escalante Outfitters, a multi-faceted establishment that includes a gear shop, lodging, and guiding services, making it a hub for adventurers exploring the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and surrounding areas.

They are best known for their delicious pizzas. You can build your own or select from one of their unique combinations. Tip: get the goat cheese.

Best Places to Stay in Escalante

We’ve had the pleasure of staying in a few of the unique hotels and accommodations in Escalante. Here are our top recommendations!

Escalante Yurts

Check “sleep in a yurt” off your bucket list at Escalante Yurts. This is where we stayed on one of our first trips to the area, and we’d stay again in a heartbeat. The yurt experience is basically glamping, and you have a really nice shower and bathroom, big comfy bed, and even a mini fridge. They welcomed us with some local snacks, too! >>> Book Escalante Yurts here.

Tim and Sarah at Escalante Yurt glamping
Escalante Yurts

Canyon Country Lodge

We stayed at Canyon Country Lodge before and after our backpacking trip to Reflection Canyon. This hotel has luxury amenities like an indoor pool and onsite restaurant. Each room and hallway has photographs from the area to inspire your adventure.

You can think of it like the quality of a Marriott but instead of being a big chain hotel, it’s a local family-owned establishment. >>> Book Canyon Country Lodge here.

Escalante Hotel Map

Looking for more options? Use the map below to search for the ideal hotel or VRBO for your trip to Escalante!

Tips and FAQs for Visiting Escalante

How to Get to Escalante? Where is Escalante?

Escalante is located in Garfield County, Utah, at an elevation of approximately 5,820 feet. The town is situated along Scenic Byway 12, one of the most scenic drives in the United States, which connects it to other major attractions in the region such as Bryce Canyon National Park and Capitol Reef National Park.

How to Get to Escalante

Whether you’re coming from a nearby state or further afield, getting to Escalante involves a picturesque drive through some of Utah’s most stunning landscapes. Here’s a guide to help you plan your journey:

Transportation Options

  • Car: Renting a car is the most convenient way to reach Escalante, allowing you the flexibility to explore the surrounding areas at your own pace.
  • Airports: The nearest major airports are in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Las Vegas, Nevada. From these airports, you can rent a car and enjoy a scenic drive to Escalante.

From Salt Lake City, Utah (Approx. 300 miles, about 5 hours)

  1. Take I-15 South: Start by heading south on Interstate 15.
  2. Exit at US-50 East: Near Scipio, take exit 188 for US-50 East toward US-89/Delta.
  3. Follow US-50 East and US-89 South: Continue on US-50 East, then merge onto US-89 South toward Panguitch.
  4. Turn Left onto UT-12 East: In Panguitch, turn left onto UT-12 East, the scenic byway that will lead you directly to Escalante.

From Las Vegas, Nevada (Approx. 270 miles, about 4.5 hours)

  1. Take I-15 North: Head north on Interstate 15.
  2. Exit at UT-20 East: Near Parowan, take exit 95 for UT-20 East toward US-89.
  3. Turn Right onto US-89 South: Follow US-89 South toward Panguitch.
  4. Turn Left onto UT-12 East: In Panguitch, take the scenic UT-12 East to Escalante.

What’s the Difference Between Escalante and Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument?

Escalante is NOT synonymous with Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. The monument is huge (1,870,000 acres), and there are dozens of hikes in the Monument that are nowhere near the town of Escalante. For example, Toadstool Hoodoos and Yellow Rock are part of the National Monument but much closer to the towns of Kanab and Page.

This post is about the best things to do in and near the town of Escalante, Utah. This includes destinations in the northern end of Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument

When to Visit Escalante

Escalante, Utah, offers breathtaking scenery and a wealth of outdoor activities year-round, but the best time to visit depends on what you’re looking for in your adventure. Here’s a breakdown of the seasons to help you plan your trip:

Spring (March to May)


  • Mild Temperatures: Spring brings pleasant daytime temperatures, typically ranging from 50°F to 70°F, making it ideal for hiking and exploring.
  • Wildflowers: The desert blooms with wildflowers, adding vibrant colors to the landscape.
  • Fewer Crowds: Compared to summer, spring sees fewer visitors, providing a more peaceful experience.


  • Variable Weather: Spring weather can be unpredictable, with occasional rain or even late snowstorms at higher elevations.

Summer (June to August)


  • Long Days: Extended daylight hours allow for more time to explore and enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Warm Nights: Summer nights are warm, perfect for camping under the stars.
  • Events and Festivals: Local events and activities are often scheduled during the summer months.


  • High Temperatures: Daytime temperatures can soar above 90°F, particularly in lower elevations, making midday hiking less comfortable.
  • Crowds: Summer is peak tourist season, leading to busier trails and campgrounds.

Fall (September to November)


  • Comfortable Weather: Fall offers mild temperatures, similar to spring, with daytime highs between 60°F and 80°F.
  • Beautiful Foliage: The changing leaves add a stunning array of colors to the already picturesque scenery.
  • Less Crowded: The crowds thin out after Labor Day, providing a quieter experience.


  • Shorter Days: As fall progresses, daylight hours decrease, limiting the time available for outdoor activities.

Winter (December to February)


  • Solitude: Winter is the least crowded time, offering a tranquil and serene experience.
  • Unique Scenery: Snow can dust the landscape, creating a striking contrast with the red rock formations.


  • Cold Temperatures: Daytime highs range from 30°F to 50°F, and nights can be very cold, often below freezing.
  • Limited Access: Some roads and trails may be impassable due to snow and ice.

Recommended Time

For most visitors, spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) are the best times to visit Escalante. During these seasons, the weather is generally mild and comfortable, the landscape is especially beautiful, and the area is less crowded than in the peak summer months.

What to Pack for a Trip to Escalante

Essential Gear:

  1. Hiking Backpack: A comfortable, appropriately sized backpack to carry your gear.
  2. Water Bottles or Hydration System: Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout your hike.
  3. Map and Compass/GPS: Ensure you have a reliable navigation system to stay on course.
  4. Sun Protection: Sunglassessunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), and a wide-brimmed hat to shield from the sun.
  5. First Aid Kit: Include essentials like bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and blister treatment.


  1. Moisture-Wicking Clothing: Lightweight, breathable clothing to keep you cool and dry.
  2. Sturdy Hiking Boots or Shoes: Comfortable footwear with good traction for navigating varied terrain.
  3. Socks: Moisture-wicking socks to prevent blisters.
  4. Layered Clothing: Bring layers to adjust to changing weather conditions, including a lightweight jacket or fleece.
  5. Rain Gear: Pack a waterproof jacket or poncho in case of rain showers.
  6. Hat and Gloves: Extra warmth for cooler temperatures at higher elevations.

Food and Snacks:

  1. Trail Snacks: High-energy snacks like trail mix, energy bars, nuts, and dried fruit.
  2. Electrolyte Drinks: Consider bringing electrolyte-replenishing drinks or tablets for longer hikes.

Miscellaneous Items:

  1. Camera: Capture memories of your hike and the stunning scenery. We shoot with the Sony a7iii and absolutely love it! Check out all of our camera gear here.
  2. Trash Bag: Pack out all trash to help preserve the beauty of the park.
  3. Ziplock Bags: Useful for storing snacks, trash, or protecting electronics from moisture.
  4. Headlamp or Flashlight: Essential for early morning or late afternoon hikes, or in case of emergencies. Don’t forget batteries!

Optional Extras:

  1. Trekking Poles: Provide stability and reduce strain on knees during steep ascents or descents.
  2. Insect Repellent: Protect against mosquitoes and other biting insects, especially in warmer months.

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