Escalante River Llama Trek
St. George, UT
- Excellent Family Trip
- Amazing Utah Canyons
- Desert Oases & Arch
- Fascinating Natural & Cultural History
- Stunning Desert Creeks
- Moderate Hiking & Light Packs
- Breathtaking Night Skies
The Escalante River has been described as ‘the crookedest river in the world”. Our backcountry llama trek along one of Southern Utah’s most important waterways takes us under towering sandstone cliffs, past groves of Cottonwood trees, and across white sand beaches begging us to kick off our shoes and soak the Canyon Country in.
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is one of the most beautiful regions in Utah with it’s unique, undulating terrain and brilliant sandstone features. The route takes us from the historic town of Escalante to the famous Highway 12 Bridge, one of the most dramatic entry points to the National Monument!
Along the way we’ll pass two major tributary canyons, Death Hollow and Sand Creek, as well as dripping springs, natural bridges, and rock art and ruins left by the pre-Columbian Fremont People. Being next to the river for our entire hike, we’ll have an excellent chance of seeing wildlife as they come down to get a drink.
This trip is operated by Wildland Llamas, an authorized hiking and llama outfitter in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
$1865 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
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 per day.
TRAVEL TO ST. GEORGE
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!
Traveling in perfect company is a wonderful thing! With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, private trips are a fun and enriching way to explore the outdoors.
Private trip pricing is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of people in your party. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax and national park fees (where applicable) or guide gratuity. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE to get the ball rolling!
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2
- 3 People: Rate x 1.3
- 4 People: Rate x 1.1
- 5+ People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person