Canyons of The Escalante Llama Trek
St. George, UT5.0 (7 reviews)
- Fascinating History
- Desert Oases
- Wonderful Desert Solitude
- Iconic Utah Landscapes
- Traverse of Escalante
- Stunning Rock Formations
- Breathtaking Night Skies
This extraordinary journey through the wilder side of Utah’s Canyon Country is made all the better by our friendly pack llamas! Without the heavier loads of a backpacking trip, we set off into the wilderness on a 4-night backcountry adventure with sinuous sandstone canyon hiking, desert oases, amazing history, creekside camps, mesmerizing night skies, wildlife and more.
Beginning at a remote, scenic escarpment, this memorable Utah hike traverses from one side of the Escalante Canyons to the other. The two canyons that we follow create a natural corridor through the region. In fact, this route is a historic “road” through the Escalante Region used in the 1880’s. We will see signs of both the historical and pre-historical people who have been traveling this route since time unknown. This is simply a fantastic hike in a world class destination, made all the better with the help of our pack llamas!
This trip is operated by Wildland Llamas, an authorized hiking and llama outfitter in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Need to Know: Waste Regulation
The public agencies that oversee this region require that everyone hiking through this fragile area pack out all solid waste, including human waste. We provide resources and training to make this manageable and efficient. However, if you’d rather embark on a trip in this region where that isn’t required, we recommending checking out the Boulder Rim Llama Trek.
$2410 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
We rate this trip Level 3 difficulty due to the ruggedness of the terrain, and a longer first day of hiking. The first day covers 9.5 miles, all gradually downhill. Other days are much shorter (< 6 miles each). Conditions in the canyons can vary depending on recent rainfall. They can range from dry and rocky to sandy or muddy, and some of the hiking is done in the creek itself.
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
- Hiking in sandy, muddy, rocky or forested terrain with a 10-20 lb backpack for 4-6 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on variable, lightly rugged terrain including sand, mud, water and rocky areas
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Utah llama trek a solitude 4. You can expect to see a couple other groups of hikers over the duration of the tour.
This Utah trip originates in St. George, Utah where you’ll meet your guide and group. St. George has a small airport served by Delta Connection and United Express. From the St. George Airport one can take a taxi into town or some hotels offer a complimentary airport shuttle. The more popular method of travel though is to fly into Las Vegas, NV and take a shuttle (www.stgshuttle.com) to St. George. This is often your cheapest option. It is a 2-hour drive from Las Vegas to St. George on good roads.
UTAH SALES TAX
Utah is the only state we are based in that charges sales tax to outfitters and guides. The sales tax is based on the St. George, UT municipality rates, which are adjusted occasionally but are in the 6-7% range. For all of our hiking and backpacking tours that originate from our St. George, Utah base (Utah trips and Death Valley trips), the sales tax will be applied automatically to your payments. Feel free to call us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions!
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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person