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Enjoy a memorable spring adventure vacation to awe-inspiring Southern Utah with fun, friendly, outdoor adventure enthusiasts!

Our focus in 2018 is improving health and wellness and living a happier, more productive life. Adventure trips are a big way we achieve this, in five areas: physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual. Developing relationships with those who love being active outdoors while exploring scenic places around the world will definitely lift, energize and inspire you!


04/02/2018 - 04/05/2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Cowboy Country Inn
Escalante, Utah

25 South 100 West

Cost to attend
  • $399.00per person, double occupancy
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Assistance in helping to find a compatible room mate, as needed
Assistance in carpooling, as needed
Guide services
Lodging in rustic, cabin suites in Escalante
3 delicious, home-cooked, hearty, healthy meals starting with dinner April 2, ending with lunch April 5.

Pre-trip meeting to help you prepare for this trip

Specific List of What to Bring

    • ground transportation
    • travel insurance
    • items of a personal nature
    • guide tips and gratuities, etc. 

    $200 deposit required to reserve your spot

    Payment in full due 30 days prior to departure (March 2, 2018)

    Payments made by cash, check or VENMO, user name: Sheryl McGlochlin

    Limited 10 people

    Activities include:

    Hiking, nature photography, star gazing, insights into history, sight seeing, exploring, etc.

    Escalante and the surrounding areas are full of history!  To better understand just a small piece of this history, before our trip, read the miracle of the hole in the rock pioneers, THE UNDAUNTED, by Gerald N. Lund. 

    As always, enjoy this trip the way you want.  You'll enjoy planned activities from 8 AM to 10 PM each day. You decide what to participate in each day and how much. A short meeting is held every evening after dinner to discuss activities for the following day. 

    With fresh, clean air to breathe and plenty to see and do, you won't get bored!

    Towns near by: 

    Escalante
    Boulder 
    Cannonville 
    Tropic
    Torrey 
    Teasdale 
    Bicknell 
    Lyman 
    Loa 
    Sigurd
    Salina

    Distance from Escalante

    To Panguitch - 1 hr 18 min
    To Salt Lake via Panguitch - 4 hr 45 min
    To Salt Lake via Torrey - 4 hr 44 min
    To Calf Creek Recreation Area - 22 min
    To Boulder - 42 min
    To Torrey - 1 hr 30 min
    To the end of ‘Hole in the Rock Road’ - 2 hrs 51 min (55 miles, dirt road)

    Kodachrome Basin State Park - 51 min.


    Featured areas: 

    Calf Creek, upper and lower
    Hole in the Rock Road - several places 
    Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
    Hell’s backbone

    Kodachrome Basin State Park

    Escalante River
    Anasazi State Park
    Burr Trail Scenic Road
    Boulder Mountain
    Cathedral Valley
    Fish Lake
    Capitol Reef NP

    Four route options for getting there

    I-15 South to Exit 188 (US-50, Scipio), through Sigurd, Loa then Boulder to Escalante.

    OR

    I-15 to Exit 95 toward Panguitch, through Bryce then to Escalante.  


    About our cabin style lodging:

    Along Hwy 12 and 100 W in Escalante

    Three Apartments/Suites next to each other:

    1) Two Bedroom apartment, Full Kitchen, 1 full bed & 1 twin bed, living room, couches
    2) Two Bedroom suite, 2 queen beds, refrigerator
    3) Two Bedroom suite, 2 queen beds, refrigerator 

    All three have:
    TV  
    Free Wifi  
    Shared bathroom with shower or tub 
    Free parking

    Bedrooms based on double occupancy. We are sensitive to the sleeping needs of everyone. 
    Bring a cot/air mattress if you like and sleep anywhere.


    Meals: 

    Breakfast Buffet: Make your own
    Cold cereal, hot cereal, milk, almond milk, fruit, orange/apple juice, eggs, toast, bacon

    Lunch:
    Made in the morning or night before since we may not return until dinner.
    Turkey, ham, cheese, lettuce, spinach, mayo, mustard, pickles, carrot sticks, granola bar, peanut butter, jam, bread, fruit, etc.

    Hearty, Hot, Healthy Home-made Dinners:
    Soup & Salad Dinner: Potato Corn Chowder (bacon on the side), Vegetable Soup, Tossed Green Salad w/ toppings
    Italian Dinner: Lasagna Dinner w/ tossed green salad w/ toppings, garlic bread
    Mexican Dinner: Enchilada Dish, Tossed Green Salad w/ toppings, Tortilla Chips, Salsa

    Desserts:
    Root Beer Float
    S’mores - graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate

    Dietary Restrictions

    If you have any dietary needs, please let me know before we leave. 

    We can accommodate those who are gluten free, vegetarian, etc.

    Equipment or Gear

    What to bring:
    Sack lunch for Monday, April 2
    Back Pack
    Trekking Poles, optional
    Water bottle
    Beverages other than water
    Snacks, candy, etc.
    Water proof coat
    Smart Wool Socks
    Hiking Shoes
    Toiletries
    Camera
    Ziplock Bags (used for sandwiches, chopped ingredients for upcoming meals or left overs from a meal). 
    4 Grocery Bags or more. Used for carrying muddy, wet shoes or dirty clothes.
    Hat
    Gloves
    Sunglasses
    Sunscreen
    Layered clothing for warmth 
    We'll know more accurate weather conditions within 7 days of the trip.

    Location

    Cowboy Country Inn

    Escalante, Utah

    25 South 100 West

    Photos

    Timeline

    Apr 2
    Day 1 - Monday

    7:30 AM: Leave SLC

    9 AM:  Meet up in Scipio

    10:30 AM - 1:30 PM: Fish Lake, Cathedral Valley Lookout, Short Hike in Capitol Reef NP, Torrey, Lunch

    1:30:  Leave Torrey area

    3 PM: Escalante, Check in

    3 - 5:30 PM:  Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, Short Hike
    5:30 PM: Dinner & short meeting
    6:30 - 10 PM: Games, star gazing, relax, s’mores

    Apr 3
    Day 2 - Tuesday

    7 AM: Breakfast and prepare lunches
    8 AM: All day adventure with plenty of beauty 
    5:30 PM: Dinner & short meeting
    6:30 - 10 PM: Games, star gazing, relax, s’mores

    Apr 4
    Day 3 - Wednesday

    7 AM: Breakfast and prepare lunches
    8 AM: All day adventure with plenty of beauty
    5:30 PM: Dinner & short meeting
    6:30 - 10 PM: Games, star gazing, relax, s’mores

    Apr 5
    Day 4 - Thursday

    7 - 9 AM: Breakfast, prepare lunch, pack up
    9 AM: Check out
    Options include: Stay in the area and continue to hike, explore, etc. before heading home OR drive directly home 

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