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Excursions of Escalante

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Address: 125 E. Main Street, Escalante, UT
Phone Number: +1 800-839-7567
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Description: We are in our 16TH year as Escalante's first locally based professional...
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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Not soon forgotten!

When you spend 16 days in Utah and Arizona, you see and do a lot of amazing things. Since returning home, the day that we spent with Rick and Ian is one of the experiences that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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West Bowdoin, Maine
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West Bowdoin, Maine
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

When you spend 16 days in Utah and Arizona, you see and do a lot of amazing things. Since returning home, the day that we spent with Rick and Ian is one of the experiences that we're still talking about. From beginning to end, this was a fun and memorable day. Rick has an amazing ability to teach and put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had a group of 30 15-year old girls. They absolutely loved the guides and their time in the slot canyons. They have the ability to instill confidence in first time repellers that is amazing!!! This was a day they will remember their whole life.

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

Hi - Thank you for bringing such a fun group of Girl Scouts to spend time with us in the canyons! The guides had a wonderful time with your crew! Check out our FB page, there is a shot of one of the groups up there now. Have a safe and adventurous remainder of the summer and stay cool down... More 

Norwich, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We spend a day out in the canyons with Rick and Craig and another family and I can honestly say it was the highlight of our two week tour of the region, and probably one of the most fun and exciting days our family has had. Rick was incredibly informative whether he was talking about native Americans or rapelling techniques... More 

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Hi Stephen - Thank you for your review! We appreciate your taking the time to write. What wonderful compliments. We are so happy you had such a fun and exciting time. We look forward to our next adventure with your family and thank you again! Cheers, Rick Green & Amie Fortin More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was the highlight of our trip. I felt like Rick,Ian and Craig were great they were so encouraging and yet challenged us to be our best and press on for a great experience. Then getting back to Have Aimee greet us with ice cream was a great way to finish the day.

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

Greetings Turtle! Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate it! We are glad you had a challenging and fun day with us! Ice cream is always on the menu upon return from the canyons :) Have a safe and fun remainder of your summer and we hope to see you again! Cheers, Rick Green & Amie Fortin More 

Boca Raton
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Professional, Safe and Super Fun. Rick and Craig were just the best. What an adventure for the whole family. Just scary enough for the teens and just safe enough for mom. Fun for everyone!

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Greetings! Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. Yes, safety is our number one priority. Fun is number two :) Glad we were able to make both the teens and mom happy! Have a wonderful remainder of your summer! Cheers, Rick Green & Amie Fortin More 

NYC
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband, 11-year-old son, and I had the adventure of our lives with Rick and his assistant Craig. Rick never knows where he's taking his group when he wakes up; he meets with the group first and assesses their interests and abilities, and then decides which course he'll take them on. So it wasn't until we arrived at the trail... More 

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Greetings! Thank you for your review. We appreciate your taking the time to write this! We are so glad you had a good time in the slots with us. Yes, many folks have a fear of heights, but once out there at the canyons folks overcome their fear so that can descend the canyon. What an experience for both the... More 

Washington, DC
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Super in touch with every participants' unique needs. Rick and his assistant Craig were great with a 50 pound 8 year old, a teenager who is not usually interested in high energy activities and a risk adverse mom. Rick- owner and guide- offered me his shorts- literally- when my shorts were shredding and I was scraping my back on the... More 

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Greetings! Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback! Yes, shorts often rip and we always encourage folks to wear long, durable shorts in the canyons. Sometimes, even the durable ones will tear :) We are glad you enjoyed your adventure with us and perhaps we'll see you again to wear out some more clothes :) Safe Travels to... More 

Moab, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Took the pothole escape workshop on May 30,31. Great experience, really built on and added to skill sets I'd learned in technical and advanced canyoneering classes . Lets face it, keeper potholes are scary. We worked in keepers for two days perfecting escape techniques such as ascending an overhanging keeper swimmer. Methods to toss potshots, tossing hooks, partner assists and... More 

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

Hi Lisa - Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed the Pothole Workshop! Yes, potholes are challenging obstacles and it is always great to work on them as a skill set. We hope you are having a wonderful and safe summer in the canyons! We appreciate your feedback! Thanks again! Cheers, Rick... More 

Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I took a group of Boy Scouts out canyoneering with Rick Green and had an awesome experience. He's a fantastic teacher, very patientand safety conscious.he went out of his way to make our experience wonderful. He adjusted the activities to suit our group and assessed us perfectly. He I s exactly what I would want from any guide. You can't... More 

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

Hi Joe - Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. We enjoyed your crew of Scouts. It is always such a pleasure to have a day or two, with a great crew like yours! Several more Scout groups scheduled to join us this season and we are looking forward to it. We hope you all have a great... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We weren't sure as in our 70's.......but Rick is a wonderful teacher and very safety conscious. Groups are relatively small so personal attention is guaranteed! Wish our entire family ( children and grandchildren) had been with us to experience this adventure! Thank you Rick, Ian, and Amie for Major Memories!!!!!!!!! The Hassell's from Charleston, SC

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

Greetings to the Hassells. Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your canyoneering experience with us. If folks can hike up to 5 miles in a day and are in general good health, then there is a good chance they will love canyoneering :) We'd love to meet the rest of your family... More 

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