What is the Grand Staircase?
Established in 1997 by former President Bill Clinton, the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is 1.9 million acres of the most pristine, remote and diverse region in the lower 48 States.
What is the easiest route to Escalante?
***Las Vegas to Escalante Itinerary***
From Salt Lake City: Take I15 South to HWY 20 East. From HWY 20 E, connect to HWY 89 S. Then take 89 S through Panguitch to American Scenic Byway HWY 12 to Escalante. It is approx. 60 miles East to Escalante.
What should I wear and what should I bring on my tour?
Do I need to have previous canyoneering experience?
No experience required. Just a healthy sense of adventure!
Can kids come?
You bet. “good kids” seven years and older.
Do you provide transportation?
We do not provide transportation. Please come prepared to drive your group to the trailhead. If there is an open seat belt in your vehicle, your guide will ride with you. **An SUV or something with more clearance than a regular car or minivan will be needed. Please inquire upon booking.
When do we leave and get back?
Guests arrive at 8:30am and we generally return between
4pm-6pm, depending on group size.
What risks are associated with Canyoneering, Hiking and Backpacking in the Escalante and Glen Canyon regions?
Do you offer private trips?
Yes we do! Please inquire as to availability and rates.
Do you have accommodation recommendations?
Yes. Links are at the bottom of the Welcome Page on this website.
Do you provide food on trips?
Yes, Smoked turkey sandwiches. Chips and granola bars round out the lunch. Condiments and handi-wipes included.
Should I bring my camera?
At your discretion. Be sure to have a protective case or shell around it! Canyons are filled with sand and water (sometimes).
Do you offer discounts?
We do not offer discounts.
What is the elevation in Escalante?
5,770 ft. Summers here are much cooler here, than in Moab or Zion!
What is the Tax Rate in Utah?
6.95% Sales Tax on tours.
What is your payment and deposit policy?
We require a $100 per person per day deposit on day trips and a 50% deposit on overnight trips. Deposits need to be received within 7 business days to hold reservation.
Full payment of multi-day trips, private trips, courses (and regular day trips of groups of eight or more) is due 60 days prior to the trip departure date. For groups of eight or more a 5% (on total cost
of the trip) non-refundable booking fee is charged.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS
We accept CASH or CHECK.
Please send deposit by CHECK to:
Excursions of Escalante
P.O. Box 207
Escalante, UT 84726
What is your cancellation/refund policy?
Your deposit is non-refundable, unless you cancel 21 days (60 days for overnight trips and courses) prior to your trip date. In that case, you would receive a full refund. Cancellation within 21 days (60 days for overnight trips and courses) of trip date requires full payment of trip. Holiday weeks and weekends require that you cancel 30 days prior to your trip date (for day trips).
***Deposits and full payments of cancelled trips can not be credited towards future trips.
***We recommend purchasing trip insurance, especially for Multi-Day/Overnight Trips.
The weather in Escalante can change quickly whether before the trip or during it. We expect that you come prepared with rain jacket/gear. Cancellation due to bad weather is determined day of the trip. All guests must be present at time of determination. If we determine that the weather would make the trip unsafe, and therefore cancel, you will receive a full refund.
**Please note that the location of ANY trip is subject to change based upon the current weather (precipitation, temperature etc.) and group. Safety First.