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Address: 325 W Main St, Escalante, UT 84726-7705
Phone Number: +1 435-826-4967
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Utah Canyon Outdoors is in the heart of Escalante, Utah, one hour East of...

Utah Canyon Outdoors is in the heart of Escalante, Utah, one hour East of Bryce Canyon and is your best jumping off spot for discovery of this wild and diverse natural area. Our tours and shuttles make "Monument" access easy. Custom maps, guidebooks and "inside" information get you on track to the best day hike and backpack destinations. Our outdoor store is packed with carefully selected and desert tested clothing and gear. The "Coffee Garden" serves organic coffee drinks and fresh baked goodies.

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Nice friendly and calm

Jim is really knowledgeable about the slot canyons and made our group feel so so safe. I would definitely come again. The sandwiches were amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Jim is really knowledgeable about the slot canyons and made our group feel so so safe. I would definitely come again. The sandwiches were amazing!

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Farmington, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jim took me on a day hike through a slot canyon. He knew exactly what he was doing and I felt safe the entire time. We didn't see one other person the entire time and I had such an amazing experience. Would recommend this to anyone coming through the area, it is worth the time!!!

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We stopped in this spring to get some info. Caitlin was very generous with her local knowledge, helping us get a nice hiking day despite the weather. We had met both her and Jim a few years back on a canyoneering trip with Trip Advisor. I'm happy to see that they took over this store. They are both ambassadors of... More 

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Escalante, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Jim Cleary is a monkey with amazing knowledge and a keen sensitivity to, and awareness of, his clients' needs. He scaled the walls easily, going back and forth, to ensure our safety and comfort as he took our group of five through several slot canyons . Our group ranged from newby, who had rarely hiked, to an avid outdoorsman. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a very good day trip with Jim as our guide for my wife and I to hike into Harris Wash area into a secluded and hidden slot canyon. We have visited the Escalante, Kodachrome basin, Cottonwoods, Capitol Reef, Mojave, Canyonlands and many areas over the last 20 years but have not gone in search of new adventures in... More 

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UC_Outdoors, Owner at Utah Canyon Outdoors, responded to this review

Hi John & Jeri, Thank you so much for your kind review. Jim had a great day with you two and I'm so glad we were able to find a great hike for your interests. Thanks for sharing your photos of the day and we look forward to your next visit! We'll be thinking of you down in the Mojave!!... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by the store to pick up a few things, but also get some advice to do some exploring on our own. Jim is a guide, but took time to discuss our plans in detail, and even showed us possible routes on Google Earth. He did not try to sell us his guide service-he just gave us excellent advice.... More 

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Caitlin C, Owner at Utah Canyon Outdoors, responded to this review

Hi OscarnBarbara, Thanks for your wonderful review! We are always happy to help travelers with ideas for exploring the area and I'm glad you also found needed gear in the store. We try to cover all the bases and carry brands we're proud to support- ones that are socially and environmentally responsible in addition to being great products! I hope... More 

Escalante, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Very helpful and interesting new owners. We asked specific questions about Escalante's hikes and got specific answers. Jim and Cate have really up-graded expanded this outdoor gear retail. The clothes are practical and fun too! Local artists' wares are featured in their shop. Stop by for an espresso and talk about your latest trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This business is a two person operation, but the 2 nicest people you'd ever want to meet who really know their stuff and know how to do things the right way. We went on the slot canyon hike with Jim, but I had spoken to Caitlin before I made the reservation. She made sure to ask me if my husband... More 

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Caitlin C, Owner at Utah Canyon Outdoors, responded to this review

Hi Mindy, Thank you so much for your great review! We had a great time with you two and I'm glad you enjoyed the day hiking in the monument with Jim. He is a great teacher and he's got a good eye for photos. We love Mimi's sandwiches and are happy you did too, she does an excellent job and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I first called Utah Canyon Outdoors to inquire about a guided hike for my wife and I. Caitlin gave me all the information I needed. She asked about our level of fitness, and what kind of hike we were looking for. She was VERY thorough, and had such a calm and easy manner. When we finally arrived, Jim took us... More 

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Caitlin C, Owner at Utah Canyon Outdoors, responded to this review

Hi Alonzo, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was such a pleasure meeting you two and getting to know you a bit, I just wish I could have joined the hike too! Jim had an excellent day with you two and we are so happy we could provide you with that experience. I hope the rest of... More 

Ithaca, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We hired Jim and Caitlin for two days of guided hikes. The first day, Jim took us on a complex hike including a trip through a long slot canyon. The second day, Caitlin took us on a hike to the Escalante River and a great panel of pictographs. Both hikes took between six and seven hours, yet on neither hike... More 

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Caitlin C, Owner at Utah Canyon Outdoors, responded to this review

Hi intl_bus, Thank you so much for your awesome review! We both really enjoyed our days hiking with you two, and I still believe we discovered a new cricket species ;) on our hike to the river. Thank you so much for sharing your time with us and for 'calling in' the good weather! ;) I hope the rest of... More 

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