Welcome to Escalante Outfitters


DSC_0110Escalante Outfitters is the starting place for your Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument or Boulder Mountain (Dixie National Forest Aquarius Plateau) adventure.  Escalante Outfitters is located on Scenic Highway 12, 50 miles East of Bryce Canyon National Park.  The front yard of Escalante Outfitters is the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument which is 1.9 million acres of spectacular scenic, historic (cultural and natural), and scientific resources. Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument borders Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The backyard of Escalante Outfitters is Boulder Mountain, a beautiful part of Dixie National Forest filled with lakes and streams, lending to some of the best fly-fishing in the area. The outdoor recreation opportunities from Bryce Canyon to Escalante to Glen Canyon to Boulder Mountain are endless.  Boulder Mountain and Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument are remote regions of Utah, the last places in the continental United States to be mapped by the Geological Survey.

Before heading out into the Grand Staircase – Escalante wilderness stop here and spend a night or two with the Escalante Outfitters. At Escalante Outfitters you can stay in one of our cabins or set up camp in the campground, dine on gourmet pizza in the restaurant, and gather information and gear for your journey. You can also book guided fly-fishing, to some of the best fly-fishing Southern Utah has to offer, or go on an exciting and informative Natural History Tour with Escalante Outfitters.


The at Escalante Outfitters is charming rustic cabins, with a central shower house, or camping in our xeriscape campground. All lodging at Escalante Outfitters is pet friendly.  Camping at Escalante Outfitters comes with a hot shower.  All lodging options at Escalante Outfitters can be booked on-line.


The restaurant at Escalante Outfitters has a full menu from breakfast, to salads, sandwiches, and fabulous pizza.  Escalante Outfitters offers the finest ingredients, using local Utah and organic products whenever possible.  Local Utah micro-brews are available on tap and bottled in the restaurant.


The store at Escalante Outfitters has (almost) everything you will need while exploring
Escalante, Bryce, Boulder Mountain and Glen Canyon.  Books on the cowboy/pioneer history of Escalante, the creation of Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, hiking, canyoneering, fishing, and camping guides, fiction and literature, maps, and trail descriptions are just some of the treasures you will find in the store.

The Outfitters also carries backpacks, outdoor clothing, shoes, camping gear, gifts and souvenirs. You can also rent mountain bikes at Escalante Outfitters’ store for the day to take on Boulder Mountain, the desert, and Escalante town; there are many trails around to explore.

The fly-fishing service offered at Escalante Outfitters caters to the adventure fly fisherman who is willing to explore new waters in search of wild fish as well as beginners who are looking for a unique wilderness experience.  Fly-fishing in Escalante is some of the best offered in Southern Utah. Check out our fly-fishing page for details on trips, Escalante fishing report, and Southern Utah fly-fishing adventure stories.

Natural History Tours

With such a large area of geological wonder the natural history tours offer something for everyone.  Tours include information on the arid landscape ecology, geology, paleontology, zoology and archaeology with visits to locations exemplifying these topics.

Things to Do
We hope that your visit to Escalante will be a memorable one, and we are here to help make this possible. With expert advice for area hikes and canyoneering adventures, guided fly-fishing and natural history tours, and great food and lodging you will be coming back to Southern Utah, Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument year after year. Please call us with any questions. Check out our website for Things To Do, Local Happenings and our on-line Store for books, maps and gear.  If we can’t answer your question, we can point you to someone who can.

Fly fishing guide service – come discover the wide array of fish and waters the area has to offer. Always wanted to learn how to fish? We enjoy fishing with beginners and seasoned experts.
Looking for a place to stay while exploring the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument? Check out our cabins and campground.
Spend a day with us hiking around the geological wonders of Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. We offer several different natural history tours – check ‘em out!

Our Mission

Escalante Outfitters is a positive “one stop” vacation destination for visitors exploring the canyons, deserts, and high plateaus of Southern Utah. Whether our guests are eating at our restaurant, staying at our facilities, outfitting for a  backpacking trip or having an adventure with one of our guides, we strive to provide our visitors with the resources and knowledge to make their trip safe and memorable. Our aim is to achieve a harmonious and prosperous affinity with our cultural and natural resources by helping others enjoy Southern Utah and by doing our part to give back to the environment through conservation, education and reducing our ecological footprint. Finally, we want to share with guests our enthusiasm for local wild lands and cultural resources.

“We’ve been back here 3 times now in one week – it feels like a 2nd home.  I know I can always count on Steve and Dennis for good food, beer, info and lodging….there has been so much to do!  Escalante River trail, Deer Canyon, Calf Creek, then Bryce….” – Michelle and Rick, Atlanta GA

“Thank you for a great experience in Escalante, this is our third time staying at Escalante Outfitters and we love it more each time we come!” – Jake and Carla