Escalante Adventure

North America > USA

The allure of Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument (GSENM) is phenomenal. Nearly 3,000 square miles of sun-drenched Utah backcountry spread out well beyond the visible horizon from the road, whether you’re traveling along the All-American Highway, Scenic Byway 12, or on Highway 89. That’s nearly 1.9-million acres of colorful sandstone cliffs soaring above narrow slot canyons; picturesque washes and seemingly endless slickrock; prehistoric village sites and abandoned old Western movie sets, among many other treasures.

Grand StaircaseEscalante, Utah occupies a transitional “step” zone between Bryce Canyon and the high Paunsaugunt Plateau through a sequence of brightly colored cliffs, Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon in Arizona. As the name suggests, the monument can logically be divided into two distinct areas, Grand Staircase and the Escalante River Canyon and tributaries, separated by what could be viewed as a third area: the Kaiparowits Plateau.

The Escalante Canyons section and Escalante River tributaries are the most popular area of the monument, especially among hikers. Active waterfalls, arches, riparian oases, sculpted slickrock and narrow canyons such as Peek-a-boo and Spooky Gulch are part of the appeal of hikes through the Escalante’s backcountry.

Pricing starts at:

$5,125

Pricing Estimate
BASED ON 2 PEOPLE

$5,125

per person

All of our adventures are private, customizable and individually tailored just for you! Please fill out the REQUEST QUOTE  form to connect with one of our Adventure Architects to plan your next journey!

Sample Itinerary. All of our journeys are individually custom tailored.

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Day 1: Welcome to the Southwest

You are met at Salt Lake City airport and transfer 4 hours. You arrive into camp in time to freshen up and enjoy sunset snacks & drinks - Welcome to your private luxury camp !

The spectacular high desert landscape filled with junipers and deeply carving canyons at your private Escalante Luxury Campsite will become your home away from home during your stay in the Southwest. The location of this Camp offers one-of-a-kind access to explore the local canyons, rivers, and waterfalls that make Escalante world-renowned.

Dinner at Camp Included

2

Day 2: Privately Guided Canyoneering in Escalante National Monument

Today you will go canyoneering in Escalante which is home to some of the world’s most beautiful, technical slot canyons. Located in the Dry Creek area off Hole-in-the-Rock Road, Peek-A-Boo, and Spooky Gulch are among the favorite excursions here. They combine to make a 4-5 mile long loop hike. Using basic canyoneering techniques, you will smear down slot chutes, rappel over choke stone pour-offs, and possibly swim through pothole obstacles in places of incredible beauty.

After lunch, your Guide will transfer you back to your luxury camp in time to freshen up and play games before dinner.

Breakfast at Camp, Lunch on Tour & Dinner at Camp Included

3

Day 3: Privately Guided Hiking in Escalante National Monument

Today your Guide will take you on private hikes of Escalante National Monument.

• Devils Garden - The famous Devils Garden natural area is a wonderland of Navajo Sandstone hoodoos, domes, narrow passages, and small arches. Tiny narrows carved by rivulets of infrequent runoff and diminutive pour-offs are among the features you’ll see during this hike.

• Calf Creek Falls - This hike is one of the most well known and unique features in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The trail follows Calf Creek to the 126' high falls. The hike is 6 miles round trip and takes average hikers approximately 3-4 hours to complete. Elevation change on the trail is minimal, but is sandy and can get warm in the summertime. In contrast, the falls provide a delightfully cool, shady haven which makes the hike well worth the effort. It's the perfect place to enjoy a swim and picnic lunch before heading back to the car.

You will enjoy lunch in the park and return to camp in time to freshen up before dinner.

Breakfast at Camp, Lunch on Tour & Dinner at Camp Included

4

Day 4: Depart

After breakfast, you are transferred 4 hours to Salt Lake City airport for departures.

Breakfast Included

Accommodations

The Escalante Luxury Camp

The Escalante Luxury Camp was created for those who want to experience the wild outdoors in comfort. Set up exclusively for you, this private campsite enables you to enjoy the best that nature has to offer in a secluded, tranquil area with upscale accommodations. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your guides with cold refreshments.

Your 150-square-foot custom canvas-walled tents are furnished with queen, twin, or bunk beds, soft down comforters, and bedside tables with lamps. You will have fresh towels, private en-suite toilets, hot showers, a hand washing station, and plenty of shade to comfortably spend your day at camp.

After exploring the great outdoors, unwind in your tent or relax in the lounge area with a book or board game while your guides prepare fresh seasonal meals designed by award-winning Executive Chef Shon Foster. Each meal is crafted based on your preferences and dietary restrictions, including warm treats baked in a Dutch Oven over hot coals. In the evening, a telescope will be set up for stargazing with full access to the vast night sky. Finally, a crackling campfire will be set up for the classic camp experience – s’mores!

  • Private Guide & Vehicle
  • All meals and drinks including beers & wine
  • All Park Fees
  • Tours & Activities
  • Airport transfers
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Flights

Pricing starts at:

$5,125

Pricing Estimate
BASED ON 2 PEOPLE

$5,125

per person

All of our adventures are private, customizable and individually tailored just for you! Please fill out the REQUEST QUOTE  form to connect with one of our Adventure Architects to plan your next journey!