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Route 12, Escalante, Utah | by andrewasmith
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Route 12, Escalante, Utah

Utah State Route 12 traverses much of the Grand Staircase Escalante area. The area north of the town of Escalante is known as the "Hogback", as explained by The Scenic Byway 12 Foundation (www.scenicbyway12.com/the-byway/byway-waysides/the-hogback/):

 

 

"Between Calf Creek Recreation Area and Boulder Town is an internationally famous stretch of byway known as “The Hogback.” As the asphalt clings to this thin razorback ridge of slickrock, the terrain spills steeply off to each side toward winding creeks and canyons below, where cottonwoods provide ribbons of green, gold, or gray depending on the season"

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Taken on July 1, 2012