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“First Rate Outfitter”

Escalante Canyon Outfitters
Ranked #6 of 11 things to do in Boulder
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Owner description: This full-service outfitter leads trips in the Escalante Canyons.
Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
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“First Rate Outfitter”
Reviewed June 11, 2011

I have been on two trips with ECO--one in October, 2010 (Canyons of the Little Rockies) and a second in May, 2011 (Kayenta Passages). I am eager to go on more--especially Waterpocket Fold. They use horses to bring in gear so you only have to carry a daypack.
They lead the hikes, prepare all the meals, and share their knowledge of the area--old timers' stories, geology, archeology. You sleep in tents. The food is outstanding, the country spectacular. I would recommend ECO without reservation.

Visited May 2011
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Wisconsin
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“Best way to see the Escalante”
Reviewed January 25, 2009

I have been on two trips with ECO and I can highly recommend this group to anyone seeking solitude and a true backcountry experience with all the comforts and safety of a guided tour. The areas visited are remote and truly beautiful. The guides have utmost respect for safety and take special care with any guests who need extra help on the hikes. The food and camp life are trememdous. I hope to go on a third trip soon. The guides are all "locals" and they will reassure you with their confidence and skills in the back country, and will make sure you have fun.

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Toronto, Canada
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1,136 reviews
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“Great way to see Escalente”
Reviewed December 28, 2008

It is a great way to see escalente, you are looked after well, tents are great, food VERY VERY good, and you need only carry a day pack. I cannot imagine attempting this yourself unless you know the area, and even then the guides can show you special trails few would know. Besides not many people can cook as well as ours did and part of the experience is meeting the others in your group.
Only shortcomings was not getting started early enough which in fall resulted in coming back in the dark, and one trip was more bushwhacking than I would have chosen. These are small problems relative to the great areas that we explored and the enthusiasm of the group and guides.

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Santa Fe,NM
1 review
“Simply The Best!”
Reviewed September 30, 2008

I've taken two trips with these folks (2007and 2008), and each time I've been thoroughly pleased with their professionalism, organization and knowledge. I'll book a trip again with them in 2009. On both trips there were three very friendly and helpful staff for six participants. They made sure all of us received helpful attention appropriate to our respective skill and athletic abilities. Their knowledge of the geology, biology, archaeology and recent human impact of the region is exceptional. I've done a lot of hiking in the backcountry in New Mexico and Utah, and these folks are the best! I highly recommend them for anyone interested in exploring the many Escalante River canyons, Henry Mountains and Waterpocket Fold areas of Capitol Reef National Park in Southern Utah.

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South Florida
1 review
“ECO = First Class Operation”
Reviewed September 29, 2008

Escalante Canyon Outfitters (ECO) provides access to breathtakingly beautiful remote back country sites that would normally be out of the reach of most people. Their horse-supported campsites allow you to have all the little extras that make camping more comfortable, and you don't have to carry a heavy pack. Meals were excellent and there was always plenty of food to go round.

The guides are patient, professional, pleasant, and have a wealth of knowledge about the natural and archealogical history of the area. They can alter the pace of the hikes to make the trip as leisurely or challenging as you desire and can accomodate individuals of varying abilities within the same group.

Bottom line, this is an excellent outfit that will take good care of you.

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