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Address: 325 W Main St, Escalante, UT 84726-7705
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+1 435-826-4967
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Wed - Mon 08:00 - 18:00

Utah Canyon Outdoors is in the heart of Escalante, Utah, one hour East of...

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. Our outdoor store is packed with carefully selected and desert tested clothing and gear. The "Coffee Garden" serves organic coffee drinks and fresh baked goodies.

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Packrafting the Escalante River

Was planning a packrafting trip in the Hole-in-the-Rock area, and Caitie & Jim provided rentals, shuttle service and expert advice on where to go and what to expect. Due to their... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was planning a packrafting trip in the Hole-in-the-Rock area, and Caitie & Jim provided rentals, shuttle service and expert advice on where to go and what to expect. Due to their advice, we changed the length and location of our trip to be more reasonable for our group's capabilities. In the end, the trip that they helped us plan was... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They provided a shuttle for my son and me on our Escalante River packraft trip, provided good beta in advance of the trip and lots of ideas for additional exploration of the area. Delightfully friendly folks. Will definitely recommend and use again

Thank Sandy D
Bc Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Well worth hiring Jim for the day to hike the hills and tour many slot canyons. We had never done this before so we wanted to hire a guide for this experience. He took us to an area outside of other tourist spots and we spent the day learning about the area and having a great time in the slot... More 

1 Thank C M
1 review
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This was my first time to Utah and was very excited to do as much hiking as possible. That being said, I have a husband and 3-1/2 yr old who like to hike but to a lot lesser degree than me. After talking with a couple other companies for guided hiking, I contacted Utah Canyon Outdoors. Jim was very helpful... More 

1 Thank Rebecca V
Merton, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

From start to finish Jim and Caitlin, provided top class service! Booking was smooth and simple. Jim and Caitlin kept me informed and updated as I was waiting for another person to book for the same day I could go. They found a perfect match of a person. The day of the slot canyon hike, Caitlin and Jim prepared us... More 

Thank jrheineck28
Caitlin C, Owner at Utah Canyon Outdoors, responded to this review

Hi jrheineck28, Thank you for leaving us a review and I'm glad you had such a great experience on your slot canyon hike. At times it can be a challenge to mix groups on a tour and still make sure we address everyones interests and needs, this is one of the reasons we keep our groups so small. I'm happy... More 

Mount Garnet, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Slot Canyon Tour with Jim was fantastic. We meet Jim & his wife Caitlin at their store and headed out with Jim. Jim was great. He took us on an amazing tour. He was very informative, made us feel comfortable and safe. The slots were amazing and Jim made the tour a day I will never forget. Jim also... More 

Thank shersavmal
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We did a day hike thru the slots in Escalante. Slots were a new hiking experience for us, Jim was the perfect guide. He was extremely knowledgeable on the area and helped us hike the slots with confidence. It was the most fun hike I have ever been on. I would highly recommend Jim an Utah Canyons Outdoors.

Thank jillsrenninger
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had one day in Escalante so we wanted to make sure we really got a feel for the park. Jim & Caitlin were recommended to us as tour guides and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The desert and scenery was awesome, Jim's knowledge exceptional and he was able to get us beginners into more slot canyons than... More 

Thank jrenninger
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Jim took us on an amazing hike. He was kind and patient with my mother who needed assistance several times. He is very knowledgeable about the area and it's history. Definitely, recommend him and his wife Caitlin. Thank you again.

Thank Sejal G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

My husband and I traveled to Utah to for the first time to fulfill a life long desire of mine to hike in a slot canyon. We were experienced day-hikers. But, I didn’t think it would be wise to attempt this for the first time, on our own. I know that hiking in slot canyons can be a dangerous endeavor... More 

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