These places are stunning.. bring your pack and head out.
This is one of my favorite hikes of all time. It can be done in two and half days if you push hard, but it's better done in a leisurely 4 day 3 night jaunt. Don't go in the early spring, the water is too cold to make it enjoyable. In the early summer or early fall is best -- tho watch for flash flooding in early fall. It's dramatic and gorgeous and every corner you turn, you get a new canyon. Fabulous. see more on Paria River
Too many great hikes in this area to count, but some of my favorites are Death Hollow and Coyote Gulch. Either one of those will give you a real (tho totally different) taste of the Escalante basin. Coyote is a little longer, but more traditional... while Death Hollow gives you a day's worth of hiking over the sandstone along the Boulder Mail Trail. see more on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument