Developing an Awareness to the Ways of Nature
Dawn in the desert embodies the renewed spirit and energy that we receive from a new perspective. This happens everyday that one wakes up in the desert. The dawn is always invigorating with excitement for the new day.
Choose Your Style of Exploration
Desert DAWN guides reveal the landscape treasures of South Central Utah’s riparian canyons, high desert and forested mountains through a variety of trip styles to suit your exploration interests:
Multi-day Backcountry Adventures
Multi-day Backcountry Adventures
What would it be like to immerse yourself in the wilderness, carrying only a few basic items and being able to read the land to determine the resources that nature could provide for your sustenance and comfort, as Daniel Boone would do? Some More!
Discover the wonders of nature using traditional woodcraft camping skills: Fire Craft, Shelter Craft, Knife Craft, Axe Craft, Rope Craft, Pack Craft, Camp Craft, Trail Craft, Plant Craft and Animal Craft. These are the same wilderness living skills that were the “ten essentials” of the 18th century pathfinders such as Daniel Boone.
Enjoy a unique experience with friends, family or colleagues and explore nature according to your own schedule and interest for education, vacation or retreat. Adventure durations of overnight to multiple weeks. Choose from Backcountry Adventures, Family Adventures, Overnight Adventures, and Organization Adventures Some More!
Free Your Mind – Take a step away from the phones, the computers, the tablets and into nature’s solitude. Since the early days of civilization, humans have retreated to nature for the grounding affect of nature’s solitude.
Explore the marvels of the canyons and mountains by day and enjoy the distinctive hospitality of Boulder, Utah by night.
Chose from Riparian Canyon Hikes, Slickrock Hikes, Rim-to-River Hikes, Slot Canyon Hikes or Boulder Mountain Hikes. Some More!
Experience the wonders of the Escalante Canyons from the comfort of a Sport Utility Vehicle that may be driven to within a short walk of amazing tucked away locations. Some More!
Explore a few of the skills used by the 19th century Wilderness Pathfinders; they may come in handy on your next camping trip. Excitement and Discovery for the entire family. Some More!
Relish a cowboy style dinner by the campfire, cooked traditionally in Dutch Ovens. Enjoy old-time entertainment with traditional games and campfire entertainment. Combine a Day Tour or a Day Camp with a Campfire Experience for a truly spectacular day. Some More!
Local Guides and Instructors
Our instructors and guides live locally in Boulder, Utah and have guided and taught extensively from the adjacent lands.
The personalized trips are individually designed for you and your group, taking into account your skills, abilities and interest. We combine your needs with our skills and comprehensive knowledge of the land to create your personalized trip. Some More!
A Winning Approach
We are more excited about hiking in nature and exploring new areas or developing and improving skills than we are about sitting on a computers and writing about doing these things. Our business model is not about growth and expansion and becoming the biggest and grandest outdoor company. Our business model is about providing high quality experiences that have the potential to be transformative for the people who chose to share time with us in nature.
Staying outdoors, staying small and keeping it simple; it works for us and it works for you.
“Come home to nature, it welcomes you.”
Join us for an instructive exploration of the spectacular riparian canyon and desert slickrock environments of Escalante River canyon system within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the forest and mountain environments of Boulder Mountain within the Dixie National Forest, all of which surrounds the cozy little town of Boulder, Utah in South Central Utah.