Hike the Cockscomb, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA.
Hike the Cockscomb, a striking monocline (geologic fold) in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA. At left is Yellow Rock above Hackberry Canyon. The Cockscomb is the northern extension of the East Kaibab Monocline, a major feature of the Colorado Plateau stretching over 100 miles north from the Grand Canyon. Directions to the easiest Cockscomb ascent: On Highway 89, drive 10 miles west of Big Water. Between mileposts 17-18 on H89, turn north on Cottonwood Canyon Road (#400) and drive 12 miles to where a side road turns east over the Cockscomb (a quarter mile south of Hackberry Canyon parking lot). Park at the bottom of the steep road and walk 3 miles round trip to the crest, gaining 950 feet. The panorama was stitched from 2 overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download