Slot Canyons Inn

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Slot Canyons Inn is a luxury family-run Utah hotel in beautiful desert surroundings, with the Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks both within easy reach. Family-run and with a homely restaurant, this is a cosy and comfortable hotel from which to explore the rugged Southwest scenery, with guided hikes and horseback rides available.
Perfect forExploring the Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks.
In the know
  • Isaac Riddle Historic Log Cabin dates from 1899
  • Family-run hotel and restaurant
  • Hiking and horse riding available nearby
  • Native American archaeological sites nearby

Recommended for...

  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Setting & Views
  • Walking & Trekking
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview

sense of place

In an earthy adobe building with Bryce Canyon National Park on one side and Capitol Reef National Park on the other, Slot Canyons Inn is a home from home surrounded by beautiful desert scenery, with a friendly atmosphere and delicious home-cooked food.

Rooms at Slot Canyons Inn

Rooms and suites at Slot Canyons Inn are homely and comfortable, with unique design pieces and artworks reflecting the region’s long Native American history. Many boast stunning views over the Escalante River, while the Anasazi suite looks out over the nearby Native American archaeological site. For ultimate privacy, book a stay at the Isaac Riddle Historic Log Cabin, dating from 1899 and set apart from the rest of the hotel.

Food & drink

The hotel’s owners, Adam and Kristen Rex, are also its chefs, lending the North Creek Grill a homely, relaxed atmosphere. Only the best quality, freshest ingredients are used, including grass-fed beef reared on the Rex Ranch, and dishes are hearty and simple, ranging from gourmet burgers to steaks and pizza. The restaurant is open between May and October; if you’re staying outside of these times, or fancy eating out in town, Circle D Eatery and Escalante Outfitters Café are local favourites.


Higher end rooms and suites have their own whirlpool tubs – the perfect way to unwind after a hard day’s hiking or riding in the desert. The Spooky Gluch suite has a private patio with barbecue, as well as a kitchenette, while the Isaac Riddle Cabin has a full kitchen and outdoor barbecue.

Activities at Slot Canyons Inn

Outdoorsy types, history lovers and would-be archaeologists will all have plenty to keep them occupied at Slot Canyons Inn. Horseback riding and hiking are great ways to take in the spectacular scenery, with experienced guides available to lead you and teach you about the region’s rich Native American and pioneer history. Ancient petroglyphs (rock paintings) can be seen at sites like Calf Creek Falls and Box Death Hollow, evidence of this area’s long history of human habitation.

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Hotel location

Just off Scenic Byway 12 and 4 miles from the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park.

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