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Utah Canyon Outdoors

Escalante, UT, USA
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About Utah Canyon Outdoors
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. We also rent Alpacka Packrafts for floating the Escalante River in the spring or playing on one of the mountain lakes in the summer. Our outdoor store is packed with carefully selected and desert tested clothing and gear. The "Coffee Corner" serves organic coffee drinks hot or iced with a shaded patio to watch the day go by. WINTER HOURS - Thur - Sat 9am - 5pm. Closed January and February.
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Molly B wrote a review Sep 5
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Deeply experienced, informed, thoughtful guide makes for a slot canyons hike where you can focus on the beauty and physical challenges the slot canyons present. Slot canyons are a very complicated hike that felt RELAXING — an accomplishment owed completed to Jim. We saw others attempting the slot canyons who were very stressed out, nervous, and clearly not actually enjoying the experience like we were.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Susan Privot wrote a review Sep 5
Hurricane, Utah1 contribution
From the first call to the return from hiking adventure, this was a first class operation. Mike took good care to make our reservation and ordered amazing sandwiches for the hike. Jim was exceptional. Friendly, informative, knew the slots very well and helped us maneuver around deep pools and mud. This adventure made our trip to Escalante an excellent adventure. Thank you, wonderful people!🥾☀️
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Dan wrote a review Sep 1
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Original plan was to hike Escalante ourselves, and given some of the reviews on Alltrails with regards to the roads and the related weather we thought better of going it alone! A good decision!!! We hiked the slot canyons - Peakaboo and Spooky with Jim. The drive would have taken us significantly longer if we had gone ourselves, not to mention finding the entrance to the canyons would have involved a lot more wandering in the dessert. The entrance to Peakaboo was full of water (no idea of how deep), so Jim decided to enter the canyon from the top. Again, we would have been starring at the pool of water having no idea of what to do next. Note, we are traveling with a 9 year old as well. Jim expertly navigated us through Peakaboo, and then while my wife and son hung out navigated us through Spooky. It was amazing!!! The sandwiches were great, Jim was terrific, and we had an extremely memorable day! Highly recommend Utah Canyon Outdoors!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Cees S wrote a review Jul 2022
Haarlem, The Netherlands2 contributions1 helpful vote
The hike through Spooky and Peek-a-Boo canyon was amazing. I did this hike with my wife and two teenager daughters (real city girls) but with the calm instructions and help of Jim (owner and tourguide) we managed to get through all of the slot canyons. Jim also knows a lot about geology and history of the area what makes the hike even more intresting. Pick-up is early, but you are the first to go into the canyons and you avoid midday heat. I work for an airline company in the Netherlands and I have done lots of tours all over the world but this was by far the most spectacular hike I did so far.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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terrabeata wrote a review Jul 2022
Nashua, New Hampshire18 contributions8 helpful votes
Jim accommodated me last-minute on a slot canyon hike with another solo traveler of similar age and hiking experience. The hike was matched perfectly to us -- 3 miles total -- and the slot canyon was beautiful. Jim was a terrific, patient guide through some tight spots, steep drops, etc. He taught us all the techniques we needed. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend this outfit.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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