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About Desert DAWN
Desert DAWN Day Tours ~ Campfire Experiences ~ Multi-day Backcountry Adventures. We look forward to designing your next Boulder, Utah based adventure and to sharing with your group the treasures of the Escalante River Canyons and Boulder Mountain. Desert DAWN guides live in Boulder, Utah and have hiked, guided and taught extensively on these lands. Come Home to Nature, It Welcomes You.
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My husband and I just returned from a day hike with Jeff, and it was one of the most amazing experiences we've ever had. Such beauty, solitude, and great company! I appreciated that Jeff took the time to meet with us the night before to make sure he was tailoring the day to our
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Response from JeffS5211, Owner at Desert DAWN
Responded Dec 15, 2019
I am pleased you were able to experience fall hiking in the Escalante Canyons. The temperatures are cool and the low angle of the sun allows the colors of the slickrock to become extremely vibrant. I had a great day hiking with you and your husband and I loved going the extra mile to places that are rarely visited. Hopefully we will have an opportunity to hike together again. Happy Trails
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My adult daughter and I booked a three day backpacking trip with Desert Dawn in the Grand Escalante area. It was absolutely magnificent! Jeff was a great guide. He did a great job of finding beautiful slot canyons to take us through, which was something my daughter and I both
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Response from JeffS5211, Owner at Desert DAWN
Responded Dec 15, 2019
The Escalante Canyons constantly amaze, however the timing for your trip was spot on. The fall colors within the canyon were wonderfully golden. When you have a spectacular location with magical surroundings and enthusiastic hiking partners then the experience is bound to touch the soul. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your mother and daughter adventure. I look forward to sharing more of this country with you in the near future. Best wishes.
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My husband and I have hiked all over the world, but the hike we did with Jeff was one of the best hikes we’ve done! Slick rock, narrows and water hiking all in the same day. We didn’t see another person until about 15 minutes before we ended the day. It was an awesome day!
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Response from JeffS5211, Owner at Desert DAWN
Responded Sep 11, 2019
It was such a pleasure to hike with you and your husband in the Escalante Canyons. I was pleased that the weather cooperated to provide such a pleasant climate for the hike. A great day with beautiful scenery, spectacular weather and amazing company. Thank you for allowing me to share some of this landscape with you. Until next time, Jeff
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Take the path less travelled with Desert Dawn. My family and I got to spend an unforgettable day with Jeff hiking through some sweet slot canyons that shall remain nameless! Jeff was extremely professional and very generous with his knowledge. There's nothing better than
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Response from JeffS5211, Owner at Desert DAWN
Responded Mar 29, 2019
I had such a wonderful day with you and your family. Hiking this area is always spectacular and it was a bonus for Matt and I to be able to help your son make his first fire-by-friction. I look forward to sharing more time with your family in the Boulder area. Happy trails.
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Jeff's tour was customized to our needs and abilities. He showed us magnificent places we would never have found on our own. Jeff's knowledge of the geology and history of the area augmented our experience in a delightful manner.
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Response from Jeff S, Owner at Desert DAWN
Responded Aug 22, 2018
It was a pleasure exploring some of our out-of-the-way locations around the Escalante River with you. I look forward to your return trip! Best Wishes, Jeff
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