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Map of Escalanate, UT

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Escalante and the surrounding area of Southern Utah is one of the last frontiers to be explored in the continental United States.

Many of the residents of the Escalante/Boulder area are descendants of the original pioneers who settled the west. Because of the isolation, all survived by making a life in this harsh The Town of Escalante - Photoenvironment by theirskill and wit. Today many of those traditional ways still exist. The residents enjoy marvelous gardening and every summer "bottle." Some of their produce includes sacha peaches, apricots, pears, plums, apples, and a wide variety of vegetables. Hobbies such as rug weaving, quilting, and crocheting are still enjoyed. Cattle ranching, including the traditional cattle drive, is still being practiced by those who Escalante's Main Street - Photosee the way of life as a tool for preserving family values. A number of newer residents also work in a wide variety of artistic endeavors and local eateries presenting specialty dishes.

Today Escalante is a western town - surrounded by clean air, intriguing landscape, wildlife and archeology. Although it offers modern accommodations, it still has the quiet charm and warm hospitality that can only be found in a small community.

On the north side of the river, nestled against the south slope of the Boulder Mountain, lies Boulder. Boulder is a cattle ranching community. Originally the ranches, ranging in size from the usual 160-acre homestead to the 640 Desert Entries, spread southward from the foot of the mountain for about twenty miles.

About seven miles to the west are five ranches that comprise the Salt Gulch section of the community. In recent years some places have been combined, as changes in the economy dictated.

The elevation of Boulder is around 6000 feet with Upper Boulder and Salt Gulch at a higher elevation. The seventy-six mile square plateau of the Boulder Mountain has an elevation of 11,133 feet.

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