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. Folks need to be comfortable hiking 5 miles in a day and have a healthy sense of adventure!
Can kids come?
You bet. “good kids” seven years and older.
Do you accept people with special needs?
Yes. Please inquire upon booking as we will schedule as a Private Tour.
Do you offer private trips? Yes, please inquire as to availability and rates.
Do you provide transportation? We carpool to the canyon trailheads. We will of course fill spots in our vehicle, but please come prepared to drive your group to the trailhead. **An SUV or something with more clearance than a regular car or minivan recommended. Please inquire upon booking.
When do we leave and get back?
Guests must arrive at 7:00AM (May-September) and 7:30AM (March-April & October-November). We generally return between 2:30pm-4:30pm, depending on group size, speed of the group and canyon selected.
What risks are associated with Canyoneering, Hiking and Backpacking in the Escalante and Glen Canyon regions?
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, Coffee/Tea in the mornings, Smoked turkey sandwiches. Chips and granola bars round out the lunch. Condiments and handi-wipes included. Ice cream upon return.
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 offer discounts for groups booking with 9-10 guests.
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?
8.2% Sales Tax on tours.
What is your payment and deposit policy?
We require a $100 per person per day deposit on Hiking and Adventure Days and $125 deposit on High Adventure Days, and a 50% deposit on overnight trips. Reservations are not confirmed until deposit is recieved.
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.
WE ACCEPT: VISA, MasterCard, Personal Check, US Dollars &....Mexican Pesos.
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 may not be credited towards future trips.
***A Credit Card processing fee of 5% will be deducted from ALL refunds involving credit cards.
***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.