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We offer 4, 5 and 6 day horse-supplied walking trips in the new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Our guided hiking tours into the Escalante Canyons of southern Utah, a walking trip supplied by horse, are an opportunity to enjoy the beauty and solitude of these unique red rock canyons unburdened by a heavy pack. Our adventures are a careful blend of recreation, education and discovery. We are outfitters, committed to guiding in the traditional sense. Our goal is to exceed your expectations of service while walking softly on this land.

“...the great plateau and its canyon wilderness is a treasure best enjoyed through the body and spirit...as a place for all who wish to rediscover the nearly lost pleasures of adventure.” Ed Abbey, The Journey Home.
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Questions and Answers
M06844 offers full service wilderness hiking trips in southern Utah.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

M06844 started in 1991 as a way to share our love of the canyons of southern Utah with others.

2. What is your company's mission?

Our company mission is to carefully blend recreation, education and discovery in a beautiful wilderness setting.

3. What does your company specialize in?

We specialize in exploring the Escalante Canyons on foot.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

The co-founders are Grant Johnson and Sue Fearon. Together we have owned and operated ECO since 1991. We are a small family company; Grant leads every trip and Sue runs the office and logistics.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

The Narrow Canyons is easily our most popular trip. The day hiking opportunities are rich, the hike to base camp is relatively short and the side canyons that we visit are dramatic.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

The best compliment we have received is the returning guest. About 60% - 70% of our guests have been on a trip before and return with friends and family.

Reviews and Comments
No. Rating By / Subject

 1  Judy Hudson / Hiking with Escalante Canyon Outfitters
I loved every aspect of the trip. I was astonished by the nature. Grant& Doug were brilliant guides. They were terrific company. Knowledgeable about geology, history and knew the area inch by inch. I can’t imagine anyone better. Plus they enabled me to climb places I never could have imagined climbing. It was a privilege to go on a trip that was so wonderful. One rarely encounters excellence like that.

 2  Ian McDonald / Exceeding Expectations
"The trip was more beautiful, fascinating, and strenuous than I could ever have imagined and I came out feeling completely revived and refreshed by the experience. It is wonderful to go to a place so isolated from the normal cares and pressures of the world and to be able to explore the beauties of the canyons with such an experienced and professional company and with such enjoyable traveling companions."