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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...more
All reviews his wife guided hike great guide skill level helpful info making us feel tips and tricks his knowledge escalante area perfect match comfort zone amazing adventure other companies photo ops great hiking off the beaten path rock scrambling
Stopped in to get a new sleep pad. Ended up with a map and directions for the trail we were headed to and a new pair of earrings. The actual building and it’s history is pretty cool also. Caitlin was very sweet and helpful crawling...More
We did a wonderful walk in Harris Wash hosted by Jim and Mike. They were both great with our group that had a variety of abilities (ages 50-80). We got a good review of the geology with nice photographic sections as well. The lunch, snacks,...More
Utah Canyon Outdoors is a gem! We got quite a bit of rain the night before our slot canyon hike, and we were unable to safely go out. Jim was very flexible, and he was able to reschedule us for the following day. He also...More
Jim was an amazing guide and he and his wife went out of their way to make out vacation amazing. First, the slot canyon we went to was gorgeous and a mile of fun rock scrambling without anyone else for miles. We got great photos...More
Visited Escalante and was fortunate to find Utah Canyon Outdoors. Jim and Caitlin run a 5 star business. They made the arrangements so simple and covered all the details even lunch preference. This was our first slot canyons adventure.
We hiked a very isolated slot...More
This was our favorite experience from our Utah family vacation. And that is saying a lot since all of the Utah national parks and several state parks were on our itinerary. Jim was experienced, knowledgeable, and very patient with our somewhat timid girls. We headed...More
Slot canyon guide in Escalante, Utah, a cute southern Utah town. I had a private guided trip to a remote canyon. This was the real thing, not the canyons that all the other companies take people to. We saw no other tourists while we were...More
Jim is an amazing guide. He’s laid back, allows you to take risks but keeps you safe at the same time. He spends the whole day with you- nothing is rushed. I did a slot tour with him last year and just had to take...More
Jim was a caring and knowledgeable guide. All about the comfort of his guests as we negotiated canyons and learned of the lore of Escalante. We trusted his guide skills and had trust in judgment. Jim has a passion for what he does and it...More
Response from Caitlin C | Property representative |
There are lots of great day hikes that are accessible with a rental car. It is true that something with high clearance or 4x4 can get you much further, but if you've never been here before there is a lot you... More
There are lots of great day hikes that are accessible with a rental car. It is true that something with high clearance or 4x4 can get you much further, but if you've never been here before there is a lot you can do with a rental.
What time of year will you be visiting? I ask because some of the hikes have water crossings and it's a little chilly this time of year to get your feet wet.
Just off the top of my head....
-hiking Calf Creek Falls (approx. 16mi east of Escalante on Hwy 12) is great any time of the year, also if you don't mind creek crossings... the Escalante River is a great hike, even just going out and back from the river trailhead (going upstream from the Bridge TH you can see two arches and some rock art)
-the Petrified Forest State Park (2mi west of Escalante off of Hwy 12) has some really beautiful and impressive petrified wood and great trails on the mesa top with nice views.
'easy/ doable' is a little subjective out here :) Would you describe what kind of hikes you enjoy or are looking for a bit more? how many miles? level ground or is hiking up/down hills ok? Are you used to hiking off trail? If you can provide me with a little more information I may have some more or better recommendations for you.
Hope this info helps and happy trip planning!
Owner, Utah Canyon Outdoors