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Excursions of Escalante

125 E. Main Street, Escalante, UT
+1 800-839-7567
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Escalante
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: We are in our 16TH year as Escalante's first locally based professional guide service. Our commitment is to safely guide our guests beyond the more accessible places (Spooky, Peekaboo, Big Horn, etc.) And into the most remote, beautiful and pristine corners of the Escalante region. Our Permits in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Box Death Hollow Wilderness Area and Dixie National Forest, allow us to offer unparalleled off trail hiking, canyoneering and backpacking tours to our guests.Canyoneering Tours, Slot Canyon Hiking Tours and Multi-Day Backpacking and Canyoneering Tours.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited Esacalante for the second time in a few years (we live very far from there). We went again with Rick (guide and owner). The area is one of the most beautiful you can dream of and Rick knows it like no one else. He is reassuring, patient, knows all the technical tricks, but, above all, he is passionate... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

These guys were so great. They really went above and beyond what I expected. I reccommend everyone to check it out. The views were indescribable and the experience was priceless!

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Hello RSdufford- Thank you for your review! So glad your experience was above your expectations- its what we strive for. All the best to you and yours! Cheers, Rick Green & Amie Fortin More

Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is the second outing we had with Excursions of Escalante and I would recommend them anytime. Our guide, Jim, was very professional. He was calming and made you feel confident in yourself. Once I was on the canyon wall, it was totally awesome. It's like Jim could tell just by looking at me that I might be feeling a... More

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Hi Dionne! Thanks so much for your review. It was great to have you guys back again. Jim sure does have great calming and reassuring energy! Just what you want out there in the canyons. Have a great winter! Best, Rick Green & Amie Fortin More

Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I had no intention of repelling down the side of a 75 foot canyon! However our guide"extraordinare", Jim, gave a great talk about all the safety features in place & I went to the head of the line. He was so calm & reassuring & I felt like I could really trust him. When I got down to the bottom,... More

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Greetings ShelleyMichaelRoss - Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first rappelling experience. It is so fun and exhilarating! Safety is our #1 priority, so Jim, Rick & Caitie always explain the anchors, rappelling devices etc. and how they work prior to rappelling. Thank you again for your review! Have a wonderful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Spent a day with Rick and Pat(photographer) canyoneering and exploring the beauty of Escalante. My wife and I had such a great time and the day went by too fast. We are planning on going back and possibly scheduling a multiple night trip with Rick and crew. Saw some wonderful canyons and had some good ole laughs with Rick and... More

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Greetings Jrodrigez - Thank you for your review. Rick and Patrick had a great time in the canyons with the two of you. We are looking forward to seeing Patrick's photos! We'll keep you posted on our multi-day trips. Canyoneering Safari? Perhaps. So many canyons...... We look forward to seeing you both again! Cheers, Rick & Amie More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was my first trip with Excursions of Escalante; hopefully more will follow. Amy welcomed us in and made us feel right at home. Jim got us set up with our gear and let us browse the photos. Rick took us out on a great slot canyon tour. We got muddy, tour up some shorts and toughened up our skin... More

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Hi Mike - Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the process of scuffing up your clothes :) What fun it is! We hope to see you again and have a safe and awesome Winter season. Until next time...! Cheers, Rick Green & Amie Fortin More

Rochester, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I had no idea what we were in for when we walked through the doors of Excursions.....I soon found out water, mud, and crazy amazing sites were all at the end of my "rope". Rick took us on a fantastic adventure, we returned dirty, torn, & blissfully happy! I NEVER felt unsafe with anything Rick had us do, but it... More

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Hi Rachael - Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback! We always let folks know to wear their play clothes, as it is likely that they will come back dirty and torn from a days fun in the canyons! Glad you enjoyed the sandwich :) Secret to a sog-free sandwich. Cheese first, then the turkey, then the tomatos,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Fantastic way to adventure in southern Utah- it's like hiking, yoga and a mud party all rolled into a great rush as you drop into the slots. Super fun for teen-families, couples, or solo. Amy and Rick really take good care of you all day long, well worth the fee for their expertise, food, and TLC.

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Greetings Scout9857 - Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. That is a great way to describe it. A hiking, yoga and mud party :) The canyons don't always have mud, but it sounds like you visited what I call the Egypt Spa. LOL. What fun! Have a wonderful Winter season! Cheers, Rick Green & Amie Fortin More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I recently travelled for 11 days between Mesquite and Moab. In general the legendary US service was completely lacking. Unanswered e-mails, inflated costs, inaccurate websites. In complete contrast Excursions of Escalante were fantastic. Prompt and helpful advice from Amie. Excellent professional guiding from Rick. This is a wonderful area and these guys made us want to stay for longer. DH,... More

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ExcursionsTeam, Owner at Excursions of Escalante, responded to this review

Greetings DH - Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback! We had a wonderful time with you and your crew! We just wish that we had all of your for a longer visit in Escalante! Give our best to the guys! Cheers, Rick & Amie More

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

For adventures seekers who won't mind getting a little dirty. Certainly would do it again (and again!)

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ExcursionsTeam, Owner at Excursions of Escalante, responded to this review

Greetings Irit! Thank you for your review. We are certainly enjoying your company here in Escalante! Perhaps we'll get you for one more canyon before the season wraps up! Cheers, Rick, Amie & Jim More

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