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2017 Utah Adventure SPOTLIGHT:
Utah Hot Air BallooningPark City, Utah Hot Air Balloon Rides by Skywalker Balloon Company

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Utah Travel and Ballooning by UTAH OUTVENTURES LLC
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UTAH OFF ROAD TOURS - The GREAT STAIRCASE
ESCALANTE TOUR

 

Our land tours mimic a pilgrimage during which travelers come to know themselves through knowing a landscape. These expeditions offer an opportunity to access places of solitude and serenity and allow time to study the wilderness in all its minutia. There is time to watch the beetle crawl across the sand or to meditate with lizards.

There is time to stop and feel your place in the universe, whether it be while standing before a vast panorama of canyons, or under a sky so full of stars your heart will ache.

The Grand Staircase/Escalante/San Rafael Swell Explorer - 5 Days

TOUR INFO
One of America’s newest national monuments, the 1.7 million acres of the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument is a vast wilderness area that has not yet been discovered by the average tourist. Dotted with slot canyons carved by water and wind, Utah Outventures Expeditions can take you into this formidable back country via four-wheel drive vehicle so you can hike the amazing slot canyons you’ve only seen pictures of! You’ll also spot petroglyphs over a thousand years old. This hiking and 4X4 excursion includes visits to the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument, the San Rafael Swell and Capitol Reef National Park.

Best suitable for: Photographers, those wanting solitude, people looking for deep immersion in the wilderness
MAIN ATTRACTIONS: Hiking through largely unexplored territory, slot canyons, diversity, two national parks, scenery, petroglyphs, camping. Indian rock art and ruins, backcountry exploration

Departs MONDAYS 7.00 AM from Moab, UT. Returns to Moab about 5:00 PM

2017 First Departure:
April 2

2017 Final Departure: October 22nd

5 Days/4 Nights Rate
per Person U$ 1189.00

Information & Reservation Hotline: (801)-824-3934 or Reserve Your Tour ONLINE

 

DETAILED ITINARY:

DAY 1) Your expedition begins in Moab where you will board 4X4 rigs for the drive to the San Rafael Swell. This formation can be seen far in the distance as a giant uplift in the earth. We stop here for a hike into Big Wildhorse Canyon to view the ghostly Barrier Canyon petroglyphs left by ancient American Indians over 1000 years ago. Tonight you’ll camp under the stars and enjoy a surprisingly delicious cowboy style supper.

DAY 2) After a hearty breakfast we’ll set off for Little Wildhorse Canyon and Bell Canyon. These gorgeous slot canyons made famous by western landscape photographers were carved in sandstone by the power of water and wind. Your trekking today takes you through narrow, shady canyons.
Your professional naturalist guide can explain the geology, history and wildlife of the canyons as
you explore them. By the end of the day, you’re back at camp waiting for another sumptuous meal.

DAY 3) This morning we board the vehicle again to travel through Capitol Reef National Park. This area was home to historic pioneer settlements along the Fremont River and many of the structures and homesteads still stand. We’ll pass over Boulder Mountain for spectacular views of the Waterpocket Fold and in the afternoon, we hike the lush and cool Calf Creek Valley. As the day comes to an end, we will follow the "Hole in the Rock" pioneer trail to our camp.

DAY 4) Today is your most unique and exciting day of hiking as we enter Spooky and Peekaboo canyons. These are more narrow slot canyons. Around every corner there’s a new sandstone sculpture and filtered lighting plays with color and form. This is a day full of photographic adventures. By the end of the day, you’ll also know all the desert plants and species of lizards that live in this wild country! Camp tonight is on the rim above the dry fork of Coyote Gulch and you’ll enjoy your last evening meal in the canyons.

DAY 5) Our destination today is the small town of Escalante. You may choose to take a short walk into Escalante Canyon while you have lunch and wait for your flight back to Moab. You’ll board the charter aircraft for an unforgettable scenic flight over southeastern Utah as you return to Moab. We will arrive back in Moab about 4:00 p.m.

Traveling with Utah Outventures Professional care ensures a perfect vacation. Highest standards of safety to enjoy your precious time worry free. Your satisfaction is always our goal, your comments are always welcome. Benefit from our experience.

 

Information & Reservation Hotline: (801)-824-3934 or Reserve Your Tour ONLINE

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