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Colorado Plateau - Escalante Canyons Ride

Itinerary for Colorado Plateau - Escalante Canyons Ride

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival
Arrive scenic Torrey, Utah and check into your specified lodging---- to be confirmed at the time of reservation. Torrey is a town of a little over 200 inhabitants located at the junction of highways 12 and 24 near the west entrance of Capitol Reef National Park. At 7:00pm meet at the lobby of for an orientation and final packing session with your trip leader and the trip's interpretative specialist.
Meals included: none
Overnight at the Hotel

Day 2 (Monday): Ride to Basecamp
After breakfast, you will travel a short distance down the road to the trip's headquarters. Transfers will be provided as needed. The headquarters are located on highway 24 in the middle of downtown Torrey. Here, we'll pack your gear in the camp 4X4, meet the remainder of the crew and your horse, then depart (9 am) for our trailhead at Roundup Flat or Circle Cliffs. The 30 mile ride over Boulder Mountain, on highway 12, travels along a stretch of road which AAA of California has rated among the top 10 scenic drives in America.
From the Roundup Flat trailhead, you will ride past the Steep Creek Lakes and the Windmill into Indian Gulch via The Stairs before arriving at the Gulch basecamp.
From the Circle Cliffs trailhead, with its panoramic view of the Grand Staircase and Escalante Canyons, you will leave Studhorse Peak and Wagon Box Mesa behind as you ride to basecamp at Moody Canyon or nearby Silver Falls Canyon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight camping

Day 3 (Tuesday): Ride through Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument
After breakfast and preparing lunch, from the Gulch basecamp you'll visit Lamanite Natural Bridge, Water Canyon and Egg Canyon before returning home to a hot shower and cold drinks.
From the Moody/Silver Falls basecamp, you'll ride over the Purple Hills to explore the labyrinth of canyons which comprise the Moody Canyon complex.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight camping

Day 4 (Wednesday): Ride through Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument
Daylight at the Gulch camp brings the prospect of visiting the Circle Cliff Divide, the Lampstand and the petroglyphs located at its base.
From the Moody/Silver Falls camp you'll wind your way into the ever narrowing depths of Silver Falls Canyon with stops at the Pioneer Register and the cooling alcove at Immigrant Springs Peak.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight camping

Day 5 (Thursday): Ride through Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument
From the Gulch camp you will explore the upper reaches of Indian Gulch where it emerges from Edmund's Hole under the Windmill or Impossible Peak.
From the other camp, after a hearty breakfast, you will ride to Deer Point, the Capitol Reef Divide and the Waterpocket Fold Overlook before returning to relax around the evening fire.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight camping

Day 6 (Friday): Last Ride
After packing personal gear and breaking from the Gulch camp, you will ride the length of the Gulch to where it joins Steep Creek and Long Canyon. At Long Canyon, you will exchange your saddle seat for the cushioned comfort of a vehicle ride along the Burr Trail road to highway 12 and beyond. You'll arrive in Torrey late afternoon.
From the Moody/Silver Falls camp you'll take in Wolverine Petrified Forest and Little Death Hollow before rendezvousing with our vehicles along the Burr Trail road for return to Torrey late afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Note: This is a sample itinerary for two of several camps we may use. Each camp is unique and often offers more trails to explore than time will permit.
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Colorado Plateau - Escalante Canyons Ride
Tour Code: RTUT02
6 days / 5 nights ~$1,600.00
Dates : April, May

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2020 09/27 - 10/02 6d / 5n 6 day Camping ride, AP 4 /10 Sold Out
A 2020 10/04 - 10/09 6d / 5n 6 day Camping ride, AP 4 /10 Reserve
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Tack: western
Horses: Quarter and Quarter cross
Pace: 5-6 hrs per day

Airport: Salt Lake City Airport (SLC)
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