Photo courtesy of Kane County Office of Tourism
Reflection CanyonThis canyon makes you work hard for its awesome views. After driving south from Escalante down 50 miles of unpaved road, visitors must hike about 10 miles along an unmarked route to reach the rim of the Glen Canyon Area, where Reflection Canyon, an extension of Lake Powell, is tucked away. The area is so remote that it wasn’t widely known until as recently as 2006, when National Geographic published photos of it by Michael Melford. There isn’t any water along the hike, nor is there a reliable way down to the lake once you’ve arrived. The hike can be done in a day but it’s best to camp above the canyon, especially to catch the sunset and sunrise.