The visitor’s center is very nice. The grounds are landscaped with native plants and some great sculpture of desert critters. We watched a bit of the movie and checked out the displays. It isn’t a large VC but there are people to talk to for advice on activities in the area. They have an extensive selection of topo maps which are a vital bit of gear if you’re headed away from the roads.
We left the VC and headed into Escalante. After touring the main drag, we were hungry and ended up at one of the only places open, the restaurant at the Prospector Inn. Ordered a couple of Mexican food items – taco, enchilada, veggie burrito. Pretty basic food but fine. We were amused that they served children…children enchiladas! Quite a menu misprint! When we asked for some salsa we were brought what appeared to be a bowl of canned stewed tomatoes but, hey, we were hungry.