We guide dayhikes exclusively. We’re available spring (March, April, May) and fall (September, October, early November). We prefer not to guide in summer (June, July, August) because it's too hot for our guests' comfort and safety.


The farther ahead you book, the better. But we welcome you to get in touch with us even on short notice: UtahSlickrockGuides@gmail.com, or (435) 335-7544.


Depending on time of year, group size, and the specific route you and we have chosen, one or two of us will guide you on shorter hikes, two of us will guide you on longer hikes. Either way, our fee remains the same. We prefer to guide no more than six guests at a time. This affords you greater serenity. And it enables us to give each guest our attention, ensuring everyone’s safety and enjoyment.


Group size and the route we’ve chosen will also determine how many vehicles we need. It’s possible we’ll need your vehicle as well as ours to drive to a trailhead or arrange a shuttle. But we’ll ask you to drive (a) only if it’s necessary, (b) only where you’ll be comfortable behind the wheel, and (c) only on roads posing no risk to your vehicle.


You’ll bring your own gear and clothing, but we’ll advise you on what you will and won’t need. You’ll also bring your own water, snacks and lunch. That way you’re sure to enjoy drinking and eating as much as you need and want. But we’ll counsel you on this, too, because hydration and nutrition are critical to successfully completing an adventurous dayhike.


Single Dayhike


         4 hours

             $275 for 2 hikers  /  $325 for 3 hikers  /  $375 for 4 hikers


         5 to 6 hours

             $350 for 2 hikers  /  $450 for 3 hikers  /  $550 for 4 hikers


         7 to 8 hours

             $500 for 2 hikers  /  $600 for 3 hikers  / $750 for 4 hikers


Full Week of Dayhiking


We’ll guide you on five dayhikes. Two of the hikes will be four to six hours long. Three of the hikes will be six to eight hours long. Overall hiking time will average six hours per day, which does not include time driving to/from trailheads. So this is a week of vigorous hiking, twice alleviated by rest days.


                             group size               price per person        

                               6 hikers                        $650

                               5 hikers                        $700

                               4 hikers                        $750

                               3 hikers                        $850

                               2 hikers                       $1000


That’s only $130 per person per day (group of six), or $150 per person per day (group of four), for a full week of guided hiking through spectacular, perplexing backcountry, on primo routes that would be exasperating or impossible for most visiting hikers to work out.




If you make a reservation a month or more before your scheduled hiking time with us, we’ll accept a check, money order, or cashier’s check. Make it payable to Utah Slickrock Guides LLC. Mail it to PO Box 1301, Boulder, Utah, USA, 84716. Or you can wire it to us. We do not accept payment by credit card.


If you arrange to hike with us on short notice, we request you pay us in cash when we meet in person. You’ll find an ATM in Escalante, but not in Boulder.


If you’re hiking with us for a week, it’s best to reserve months in advance, so you can also reserve accommodation, and so we can confidently tell other prospective guests we’re not available those dates. 


Once you’ve reserved dates with us, we’ll email you a Booking Form, a Waiver of Liability, and a Non-Disclosure Form. As soon as possible, please complete these and return them to us via email.

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