Backcountry Excursions

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Solitude in the  Escalante Canyon is the destination of a Backcountry Multi-Day Excursion

Desert DAWN’s Excursions allow for customized exploration of the area surrounding Boulder, Utah.  Whether you travel alone, with your family, with a small group of friends or colleagues, or as part of a retreat or outing for an organization, our excursions are tailored to the interest, pace and time frame of the participants.  Your excursion is not a run of the mill, white van, pre-planed, stick to an agenda, organized adventure travel trip, it is your personalized trip.

Dream Your Adventure and Live the Dream.  Whether your dream involves hiking to the scenic wonders of the area, photographing the magnificent display of sun on multi-colored slickrock, slowly scanning the canyon walls for hard to find rock art, discovering the geology of the spectacular canyons of the area laid bare through eons of erosion, or receiving one-on-one instruction in the methods of traditional woodcraft camping, the journey is your’s, the destination is located in your mind, body and soul. You dream the adventure and we will help you live the dream.

Experienced, Knowledgable and Local Guides.  Desert DAWN guides live in Boulder and, as local residents, we have had the opportunity to learn the land intimately.   Whether you want an overnight adventure or a multi-week adventure, we have the knowledge of the land and the skills to hike and camp within the land to make your dream adventure into a reality.  (Read more about Desert DAWN guides.)

Private Excursions

Hiking the Escalante River with Traditional Woodcraft Camping Gear.

Hiking the Escalante River with Traditional Woodcraft Camping Gear.

How personalized can your adventure be if you are tied to someone else’s agenda? A Desert DAWN Excursion gives you the opportunity to explore the riparian canyons, high desert and mountain environments surrounding Boulder, Utah based on your whims.  If the whim to explore a side canyon hits, lets do it.  If you want to study a panel of rock art for hours, then why not?  Your excursion is your grand adventure.  Whether you come alone or with a group of friends for a few days or a few weeks, its your time, why not make it your adventure?  Learn More.

Overnight Excursions

Old friends share some time together on an Overnight Excursion.

Old friends share some time together on an Overnight Excursion.

Are you planning for a few day hikes in the Boulder area?  If you have time and gear for a few day hikes in the Boulder area and are ready for a bit more adventure, then we can help you see the treasures of this landscape that are not within the range of a day hike and enjoy a night under the stars nestled in one of the magnificent canyons.  You tell us when and we will simplify the planning and organizing so your time can be spent enjoying.   Learn More.

Family Excursions

Taking a side trip to explore a slot canyon.

Father and sons enjoy taking a side trip to explore a slot canyon during a Family Excursion.

When is the last time you had exclusive time with your family – no phones, no computers, no video games – just you and your family?    When it comes to time spent with your family, the quality of the time is quite important.  Family time in nature is pure family time.  From base camps for families with younger children to trail camps for families with older children, Desert DAWN will help you create cherished family experiences that are true family experiences.  Learn More.

Organization Excursions

Jeff presents the "scenario" for a critical group decision based on the actual needs of a group member.  What next?  Nature never fails to provide real time scenarios.

Jeff presents the “scenario” for an important group decision based on the actual needs of a group member. What next? Nature never fails to provide real time scenarios. photo by Terry Webb.

Isn’t thinking outside of the box the reason to take organization members on an outing?   The simple act of being in nature has long been recognized as a means to see the world from a different perspective.  Many believe it is the best way to de-clutter the mind so that ideas may freely flow.   Nature is also the great equalizer and as such spending time in nature requires that we depend on each other in different ways.   Desert DAWN’s Organization Excursions are designed to allow nature the opportunity to help the members of your organization to relax together, think together and work together.  Learn More.

 

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